At least 17 hurt in Texas school bus-truck wreck

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

LORENA, Texas (AP) - At least 17 students and staff on a Central Texas school bus have been hurt when the vehicle collided head-on with a dump truck.

The accident happened Monday afternoon on an Interstate 35 access road near Lorena. Lorena police Chief Tom Dickson says the collision occurred when the driver of the southbound truck suffered a medical impairment that caused his vehicle to veer into the path of the northbound Bruceville-Eddy Independent School District bus.

A spokesman for Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center in Waco says 15 students and one adult who were on the bus were treated and released. The woman driving the bus remained hospitalized Tuesday.

Dickson says she had to be extricated from the vehicle.

The truck driver appeared to recover and was not treated at the scene.

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