Chevy driver is hospitalized after crashing head-on into charter bus Wednesday night.
The crash happened on U.S. Highway 59 about three miles south of George West in Oak County, Texas. According to KIII News, the bus was heading to Mexico from Houston on Highway 59 when a Chevy heading north crossed the center line and struck the bus head-on just after 9 p.m. The bus contained 20 people.
The Chevy driver, the only occupant, was taken by HALO-Flight to a hospital in Corpus Christi in serious condition. One bus passenger was transported by ambulance to a hospital in Beeville, and the other passengers were treated on scene for minor injuries.
Troopers say the reason for the accident remains under investigation.
Head-on crashes are the deadliest motor vehicle accidents. They can happen when drivers are either under the influence of alcohol or have become distracted while driving.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA), distracted driving claimed 2,841 lives in 2018 alone. Among those killed, 1,730 were drivers, 605 were passengers, 400 were pedestrians, and 77 were bicyclists.
To make sure you stay safe while driving, put away distractions such as mobile devices and never drink and drive.
The information below was compiled by EndDistractedDriving.org.
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