Video shows a scary situation unfolding on Highway 71 early Wednesday morning. Students from four Bastrop ISD campuses were all on board this bus when an 18 wheeler broadsided them while the bus on tucker hill lane and tried to turn onto 71 Westbound.
“The bus driver advised he had a greenlight. He waited before he turned and he was turning right onto State Highway 71,” said Sgt. Robbie Barrera, Texas DPS.
The driver of the 18-wheeler said he had a yellow light but that driver claims he was not able to stop.
“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,” said Barrera.
Twenty students plus the driver were all on the bus. Ten were from Cedar Creek High, five from Cedar Creek Middle, Four with Cedar Creek Intermediate, and one from Colorado River Collegiate Academy. ten students Ten students plus the driver were treated at area hospitals. The truck driver, was also transported
“The injuries were not fatalities or severe. They were transported to Dell Children's and also to Seton Northwest,” said Barrera.
All are expected to be ok.
Investigators will consider weather and slippery roads as a factor in the investigation. “If you have a yellow light, proceed with caution. Please slow down and stop at red lights,” said Barrera.