2 still in hospital following Trenton bus crash

Published: Apr. 21, 2017 at 8:33 AM CDT
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A bus crash in Trenton Wednesday sent three people to the hospital, including two Trenton High School students.

Jerry Keeton's daughter, Kassie, is a sophomore at the school. He said she was in the back of the bus when it was rear-ended and her head hit the window.

"I was scared to death," said Keeton. "Just as any parent, you know, you tell me something has happened to one of my kids, you know, I'm going to be upset."

Keaton said Kassie has been working with a physical therapist at Medical Center of Plano and has had an MRI and EEG done.

"She was in a lot of pain. She still has a neck brace on. They, actually, they tried to get her up, but she's still pretty dizzy," said Keeton.

Trenton Police said the crash happened around 4 p.m. on Highway 69 and County Road 4620.

The 31-year-old woman driving the car was flown to a Plano hospital and as of Thursday morning was still listed in serious condition. Her name is not being released.

Superintendent Rick Foreman said another student on the bus was taken to TMC Bonham and was back at school Thursday. No details about that student are being released.

"We don't like having bus accidents," said Foreman. "Anytime we're on 121 or 69, you always worry about cars and unfortunately, we were making a left turn and the car apparently didn't see the bus and ran into the back of it."

Foreman said the is the second time this has happened in less than two months.

"On Highway 121, same situation, (the bus) was rear-ended a vehicle that didn't see the bus for whatever reason," said Foreman.

Officials said the driver is suspected to have been texting, but that it cannot be confirmed yet.

"From 3:30 to 4:30 each day, in whatever county, whatever highway you're on, please be careful," said Foreman.

Keaton said he's unsure right now when his daughter will be released from the hospital.

"It's not worth hitting that bus or hitting a kid or anybody. Texting can wait," said Keeton.

The accident remains under investigation.