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Tour bus collides with oil-field vehicle (video)

By Jessica Priest
Oct. 11, 2012 at 5:11 a.m.
Updated Oct. 12, 2012 at 5:12 a.m.

Emergency personnel speak with passengers who were involved in a two-vehicle wreck Thursday  afternoon in Victoria. The tour bus of Juan Chavez Inc. collided with a workover rig from Nabors Well Services in the 6200 block of U.S. 59N around 3:15  p.m. One person was injured and no one was transported from the scene. The workover rig will be considered at fault for the accident,said Senior Patrol Officer Herschel Buck.

A commercial tour bus carrying 49 people was struck by an oil field vehicle Thursday.

Police think the oil-field vehicle was traveling in the inside lane about 3:15 p.m. They said it then made a right turn into its business, Nabor Well Services, at the 6200 block of U.S. Highway 59 North, struck the tour bus and shattered three of its windows.

One passenger complained of broken glass in her eyes, and was treated at the scene. No one was taken to the hospital, senior Victoria police officer Herschel Buck said.

The oil-field vehicle driver, believed to be at fault, did not receive a citation, Buck said.

The tour bus had a logo that said "Transporte Juan Chavez Inc." The company had ordered a replacement tour bus to be ready in an hour about 4:30 p.m. The passengers were bound for Houston.

No drugs or alcohol were involved in the accident.



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