A student and two others were transported to the hospital following a collision between a school bus and a SUV in Santa Fe, Texas.
Details of the Santa Fe Bus Crash
According to the Houston Chronicle, the collision occurred on Highway 6 near the Highway 35/Alvin bypass around 6:45 am Wednesday.
Preliminary reports from area authorities state the bus was stopped and picking up children when it was rear-ended by the SUV. The driver of the SUV was taken to University of Texas Medical Branch with serious injuries.
One student and the bus driver were also transported to area hospitals for treatment – their conditions were not immediately available.
Authorities are continuing with investigations into the incident.
Texas Traffic Accident Statistics
The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):
In 2013, there were 3,377 traffic fatalities recorded in Texas.
Another 232,041 people were injured in auto accidents with 89,270 people sustaining serious injuries.
Based on this data, TxDOT estimates that one person was killed in an auto accident in Texas every 2 hours and 36 minutes, and one person was injured every 2 minutes and 16 seconds.