The incident occurred on FM 1942 near Bohemian Hall on the bus’s way to drop off students, reports KHOU. The driver says she had to swerve to miss another vehicle, which caused her to lose control and flip the bus into the ditch.
Early media reports claimed there were children trapped on the crashed bus, but Crosby ISD refutes these claims. The Crosby ISD superintendent says everyone was off the bus within 15 minutes of the crash, according to KHOU.
KHOU reports that most of the injuries were minor, including bumps and bruises, but that the Crosby ISD superintendent says some injuries were more significant than others. The 17 injured occupants were transported to the hospital as a precautionary measure. No life-threatening injuries were sustained during the crash.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), between 2004 and 2013, there were 340,039 fatal motor vehicle traffic crashes. Of those, 1,214 (0.4%) were classified as school-transportation-related crashes. Here are more facts about these types of crashes: