Bus Accident in Copperas Cove on Hwy 9 Sends Six to Hospital

A school bus accident in Copperas Cove sent 6 people, including three special needs children to the hospital with injuries resulting from the Highway 9 bus rollover, officials reported.

According to authorities a car failed to yield the right of way, slamming into the school bus and causing it to roll.

As a result of the crash, the three children were transported to Metroplex Hospital for the treatment of injuries they sustained in the crash. An aid and the driver of the school bus were also injured in the bus crash in Copperas Cove.

Emergency officials said some of the children were in wheelchairs and became stuck in the school bus. Officials had to cut some of the children from the restraints that held them in the bus.

The injuries sustained by the children and other bus occupants did not appear to be life-threatening, police said.

According to a news report by KWTX News, the bus was traveling north on FM 116 when the driver of the passenger vehicle failed to yield at the intersection at Hwy 9.

The school bus accident on Hwy 9 prompted safety advocates to point at the role seatbelts in buses play in protecting children and students from harm during an accident. Although equipping school buses with seatbelts has been shown to be an effective way to protect students and passengers from serious injuries during an accident. But despite studies highlighting the importance of safety restraints in buses, many school districts cannot afford the heft price tags accompany.

If you’ve been injured in a school bus accident, call our bus accident lawyers in Killeen, Temple, Austin and statewide Texas for a free initial consultation regarding your potential case. With investigators and nurses right on staff, we have the reach and capability to effectively investigate our clients’ accidents, study medical records and reveal important details surrounding their personal injury, while holding companies and negligent drivers accountable. We care. We can help.

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