Five students injured in school bus wreck

Dec. 15, 2010 at 6:15 a.m.
Updated Dec. 16, 2010 at 6:16 a.m.

Five Bloomington Middle School students were injured after their school bus was involved in a wreck at the intersection of U.S. Highway 87 South and McCoy Road at 4:11 p.m. Wednesday.

The bus was backing up on McCoy Road and struck a Chevrolet Silverado that had stopped behind it, said Trooper Joe Schuler with the Texas Department of Public Safety.

The bus had just dropped off a kid at a driveway and usually backs up a few hundred feet to turn around on the highway, Schuler said. The truck tried to back up, but was struck by the rear end of the bus.

The two passengers in the truck were uninjured, Schuler said.

Bloomington interim superintendent Delores Warnell-Fillmore said she was en route to see the kids, who were transported to Citizens Medical Center. A spokesperson at the hospital said all five were discharged Wednesday night.

Schuler said the most extensive injury was possibly a broken arm. There were 25 students on the bus.

"Their parents came to pick them up. They had to sign to be released," she said. "They also had to sign a release from emergency medical services saying they did not need treatment."

The bus sustained minor damage and was able to drive away.

No citations have been issued, and the case is still under investigation.



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