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Young Boy and Grandmother Killed in Manvel School Bus Crash

A 4-year-old boy and his grandmother were killed Monday when a speeding school bus crashed into their car at a Brazoria County intersection.

Details of the Fatal School Bus Crash

According to the Houston Chronicle, the victims were stopped at a red light at the intersection of Highway 6 and County Road 99 when their vehicle was rear-ended by Alvin ISD bus. The impact forced the family’s Chevrolet into the intersection where it was struck by two other vehicles.

The 4-year-old boy was flown to Memorial Hermann while his grandmother, 60-year-old Karen Salazar, was transported to a nearby emergency center. Both were pronounced dead within two hours of the crash.

The boy’s grandfather was transported to the hospital with a head injury, and a fourth person was taken to a local hospital for emergency treatment.

No students were aboard the bus when the crash occurred. The bus driver is cooperating with police.

Texas Traffic Accident Statistics

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

  • 3,531 people were killed in traffic crashes in Texas in 2015. This marked little change from the 3,536 traffic-related deaths reported in 2014.
  • Of the deaths recorded in 2015, 807 were attributed to crashes occurring at or in relation to an intersection.
  • An additional 246,335 people were injured in traffic accidents in Texas in 2015.
  • Based on reportable crash data for 2015, TxDOT estimates:
    • One person was killed in a crash in Texas every 2 hours and 29 minutes.
    • One person was injured every 2 minutes and 8 seconds.
    • A reportable crash occurred every 61 seconds.

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