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Ford Mustang Collides With Chapel Hill ISD Bus

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Farren Washington3 years ago

 A Ford Mustang collided with a Chapel Hill ISD school bus early Tuesday morning.

Description of Chapel Hill Bus Crash

According to KLTV, the wreck happened at 6:45 a.m. on Smith County Road 24 at Highway 31 East.

The students and the bus driver emerged from the wreck unscathed. The driver of the Mustang was transported to the local hospital with minor injuries. The students were transferred to another bus and arrived at their school safely.

It appears the driver of the car, 24, was not paying attention and rear-ended the bus. The unidentified driver was unlicensed. It is unclear at this time if he will be ticketed.

Foggy conditions in the area did not play a role in the wreck. Traffic was backed up around the scene for two miles in both directions.

Texas Auto Accident Statistics

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

  • There were 65,539 serious injury crashes in Texas in 2013. 89,270 people involved in those wrecks sustained serious injuries.
  • Annual vehicle miles traveled in Texas during 2013 reached 240.447 billion, an increase of 1.1% over the 237.821 billion traveled in 2012.
  • Texas experienced a decrease in the number of motor vehicle traffic fatalities. The 2013 death toll of 3,377 was a decrease of 1.05% from the 3,413 deaths recorded in 2012.
  • In 2013, 460 people were killed in crashes involving distracted driving. This is a 2.34% decrease from 2012.


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