Five students were taken to Memorial SW Hospital in Houston after an accident involving a Houston area school bus. Reportedly, the school bus was rear-ended by another vehicle at low speed. There was no information available regarding charges, if any, filed in connection with the car accident.
The accident took place at about 9 a.m. on Oct. 26. While the bus was traveling southbound on the Southwest Freeway just past Chimney Rock, a car behind the bus collided with it. The Houston Independent School District has said that 10 students and the driver were on the bus at the time, which was traveling to CEP, an alternative high school.
Emergency responders rushed to the scene, and five students were taken to a hospital to be checked out. The extent of the injuries was not clear, and a replacement bus came to take the five remaining students to school.
Sometimes a minor accident results in serious injury, while other times a serious crash causes nothing more than property damage. Even if the injuries in this accident were minor, the parents of the injured students may nonetheless benefit from the advice of an attorney experienced in personal injury law and procedure as it is applied in Texas. It is every parent’s worst nightmare that something bad happens to their child when they are away from the parent’s watchful eye. Parents should expect to be able to put their child on a school bus and have the kid reach school safely each day without a reckless or negligent driver doing anything to ruin that expectation.
Source: KTRK, “HISD school bus involved in accident,” Oct. 26, 2011