School Bus Crash in Texas Leaves 32 Hospitalized

A school bus jammed pack with 29 children was reduced to crumpled wreck after a Lowes delivery truck clipped the vehicle, flipping the bus onto its side.

According to local authorities, the horrible accident happened around 7:30am in the Town of Temple, Texas, roughly 60 miles north east of the State’s capital.

In total 32 people were sent to a central Texas hospital for treatment. While the majority of the individuals involved in the crash have been treated and released, the driver of the bus and one student are still in critical condition, officials say.

Trooper Harpin Myers of the Texas Department of Public Safety said in a statement that the Lowes truck was headed southbound on Old 95 and the bus was headed down Farm-to-Market Road 93 when the truck failed to yield right of way, ran a stop sign and hit the school bus, causing the accident.

The driver of the truck, who was treated for minor injuries and later released from the hospital, may be cited for a traffic violation.

Conditions were foggy, but it was unclear whether that factored into the crash, Myers added.

For more information on the Texas school bus crash, watch the following news clip from KWTX.