Traffic northbound on Interstate 35 between Hillsboro and Waxahachie was slow due to construction at around 10:30 p.m. The crash occurred when a bus failed to slow down and struck the rear of a semi-truck. After the initial collision, the semi crashed into a bus in front of it.
A Megabus was carrying 37 people, nine of which, plus the driver, were transported to the hospital with injuries. The second bus carried 48 people. Two passengers on the second bus and the driver sustained injuries. The Dallas Morning News reports that the semi-truck driver was hurt in the wreck as well.
The injured were taken to several different local hospitals, reports The Dallas Morning News. The remaining 73 passengers were transported to a travel center at Carl’s Corner by a Hillsboro ISD school bus. Both buses were on the way to Dallas when the crash occurred. Officials have not determined whether to file charges.
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