Houston School Bus Crash Kills 2 Students; Driver and 2 Others Injured
On Tuesday morning at approximately 7 a.m., a Houston Independent School District (HISD) bus careened off of an overpass on Loop 610 in southeast Houston and onto the eastbound feeder near Telephone Road, according to a spokesman for the Houston Police Department.
As a result of this tragic Houston school bus accident, two students died and two others suffered serious injuries, along with the driver.
This Houston school bus crash is yet another tragic example of an accident that could and should have been avoided.
It remains unclear what exactly happened in the final moments leading up to the bus wreck, but investigators are beginning to piece together a narrative.
According to witnesses at the scene, there were five people onboard the bus including the driver when the crash occurred.
Of the students, one female died at the scene while the other passed away shortly after arriving at a nearby hospital.
The bus in question had been purchased new by HISD in 2008 and was equipped with seat belts as well as seven surveillance cameras.
While the investigation remains ongoing, police announced that the unidentified female driver of a Buick LeSabre admitted to striking the school bus just before it went over the side of the freeway.
The at-fault driver claims she was merely reacting to what she perceived as another vehicle drifting into her lane when she swerved into the bus.
Investigators believe the bus driver may have over-corrected in response to the impact and lost control of the vehicle, ultimately causing the bus to crash through the guard rails and go over the side of the freeway.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families.
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