Muleshoe ISD Students Among 11 Injured When Cattle Truck Hits Texas School Bus

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Texas law enforcement officials plan to cite the driver of a cattle truck that collided with a school bus last Tuesday afternoon in Baily County.

The crash injured 11 people, including nine elementary-age students from the Muleshoe Independent School District.

Cattle Truck Was Attempting to Pass Muleshoe ISD School Bus

According to the Texas Highway Patrol, the June 11th crash occurred shortly before 2:30 p.m., when Martin Delgado-Garcia, 39, of Tulia, attempted to pass the school bus at the intersection of Texas 214 and Bailey County Road 1028.

His cattle truck apparently hit the front of the bus as that vehicle was turning west onto CR-1028.

“it sounded like an explosion,” one nearby resident told Eastern New Mexico News. “The kids were real scared.”

9 Muleshoe ISD Students, Both Drivers Treated at Area Hospitals

The impact of the crash sent the cattle truck into a ditch about a half-mile north of the highway. The school bus, however,  remained in the intersection.

Paramedics transferred eight children and the school bus driver to Muleshoe Area Medical Center, where they were treated and released the same day.

Delgado-Garcia and a ninth student were taken to University Medical Center in Lubbock. According to an official with the Texas Department of Public Safety, both left the hospital last Wednesday.

Cattle Truck Drive Faces Misdemeanor Citation

Upon viewing surveillance video from inside the school bus, investigators determined the driver had activated her turn signal before beginning the turn onto CR-1028.

On Saturday, an official with the Texas Highway Patrol confirmed that Delgado-Garcia would be cited for “failing to pass safely on the left.” The violation is considered a Class C misdemeanor, and punishable by fines up to $500.00.

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