Troy ISD School Bus Accident Injures 11 on I-35 Access Road

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 21-Oct-2013

A bus accident in Troy last Thursday sent several football players and a coache to the hospital with injuries after a Troy ISD school bus was struck by an 18 wheeler on an I-35 access road, police reported.

As many as nine of the student athletes on the bus endured injuries in addition to at least two coaches. Eleven people were transported to Scott & White Hospital in Temple, Texas.

All of those who were hospitalized were released from the hospital by Friday, a coach told KWTX News.

The Troy football coach, Benny Carr, was ejected from the bus as a result of the 18 wheeler accident on I-35, officials reported. According to Troy police, Carr sustained factures and may have even endured a broken vertebrae as a result of the accident and being thrown from the school bus.

The athletes were returning from a football game in Salado, Texas, police said.

A total of 35 people were on the bus at the time of the wreck.

The bus accident that injured the Troy students comes among a handful of recent wrecks involving school or public buses. Despite the role of drivers, inattention to signals, bus signage and lighting and other vehicles can be a serious problem from bus passengers and passenger vehicle occupants alike. And while there has been a heated debate regarding lacking seatbelts within buses, especially school buses, most older buses in Texas remain without the safety devices. As a result, ejection and other injuries that accompany being jostled and tossed around a school or other bus can be a serious problem with detrimental repercussions for victims.

If you’ve been injured in a school bus or public transportation accident as a result of the negloigence of another driver, call our Texas bus accident lawyers in Waco, Temple, Killeen and statewide Texas at 800-359-5690, contact our truck crash lawyers online or visit one of the ten office locations for our personal injury law firm in Texas for a free consultation. We care. We can help.

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