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Authorities Respond to Houston School Bus Crash

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Jarod Cassidy3 years ago

Authorities are investigating a school bus crash in south Houston that left at least two people hospitalized Friday morning.

About the Houston Bus Accident

According to the Houston Chronicle, the crash occurred on Tierwester Street near Mainer around 7 am.

22 students between the ages of 5 and 13 were on the school bus was struck by a sedan. The bus driver and the driver of the car were both transported to the hospital.

Authorities are still trying to determine what led to the collision, but photos from the scene shows that the car had crashed into the school bus, becoming wedged underneath it.

No citations have been reported.

Texas Traffic Accident Statistics

The following data was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):

  • 3,377 people were killed in auto accidents in 2013, marking a 1.05-percent decrease from the 3,413 fatalities recorded in 2012.
  • 767 of the fatalities recorded in 2013 were linked to accidents that occurred at or in connection with an intersection.
  • Another 232,041 people were injured in auto accidents in Texas in 2013.
  • Based on available crash data for 2013, TxDOT estimates:
  • One person was killed in an auto accident in Texas every 2 hours and 36 minutes.
  • One person was injured every 2 minutes and 16 seconds.
  • A reportable crash occurred every 71 seconds.


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