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Three Students Sent to Hospital After Bastrop Bus Accident

Jonathan Hernandez8 months ago

Three students from Cedar Creek were injured in an accident involving a school bus in Bastrop.

Details about the School Bus Accident

KVUE News is reporting that three students were injured in a school bus accident involving a school bus from Cedar Creek in which the bus collided with a pickup truck on FM 535 near Cedar Creek Boulevard.

According to the Bastrop County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened just before 8 a.m. on Wednesday morning. There were a total of 24 students from local intermediate and middle schools riding in the vehicle at the time of the accident.

It was also reported that two students were taken to the hospital via ambulance with minor injuries and another student was taken to the hospital in a private vehicle.

The Bastrop Independent School District indicated that the buses in their system are not equipped with seat belts. The students were double checked by the school nurses when they arrived at their school and their parents were all notified of the accident.

The driver of the school bus did receive a citation for failing to yield the right of way after the accident, according to the Bastrop’s Sheriff’s Office. The driver of the bus will also face further discipline from the school district, although they were unclear about the type of discipline.

The area around FM 535 was closed for about two hours after the accident.

Important Information about School Bus Accidents

According to a recent article in USA Today from September 2015:

  • In the time period from 2004-2013, there were a total of 340,039 fatal motor vehicle accidents in the United States. Of those accidents, only 1,214 (or .4 percent) of them were classified as involving school-transportation vehicles.
  • The majority of people that are killed in accidents involving school-transportation vehicles are either pedestrians or the occupants of other vehicles involved in the accident.
  • Once a child enters a school bus, the child is technically safer in the bus than outside the bus.


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