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11 Injured When 18-Wheeler Runs Red Light, Crashes into Bastrop ISD School Bus Near Austin, Texas


Several students from the Bastrop Independent School District were rushed to the hospital Wednesday morning, after an 18-wheeler slammed into their school bus outside of Austin, Texas.

The October 24th accident occurred shortly before 8:00 a.m., as the school bus was turning on to Highway 71 from Tucker Hill Lane.

An 18-wheeler approaching the intersection was unable to stop and slammed into the bus.

10 Students, School Bus Driver Treated at Austin Hospitals

A total of 20 students were aboard the school bus at the time, including 10 from Cedar Creek High School, five from Cedar Creek Middle School, four from Cedar Creek Intermediate School, and one from Colorado River Collegiate Academy.

Eight students and the bus driver were transferred from the crash site to Dell Children’s Medical Center and Seton Northwest Hospital.

Two other students were later taken to Dell Children’s Medical Center by their parents.

None of the injuries were considered life-threatening.

Video Shows School Bus Turned on Green Light, While 18-Wheeler Ran Red Light

The crash remains under investigation.

Video obtained from a nearby surveillance camera indicates that the bus was turning on a green light, while the truck entered the intersection on a red light.

The truck driver told authorities that he was unable to stop as he approached a yellow light and indicated that his brakes failed.

“He took evasive action, hit the shoulder, and could not stop, colliding with the school bus on the back left rear end of the school bus,” Robbie Barrera, a Sergeant with the Texas Department of Public Safety, reported during a Wednesday morning media briefing.

Among other things, investigators will try to determine if weather or slippery roads contributed to the crash.

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