Injuries reported in school bus accident near Madisonville

- Texas Department of Public Safety is  investigating a two vehicle crash at IH-45 and SH-75 in Madison County involving a Madisonville Independent School District bus.

At approximately 4 p.m., Friday, investigators say a 2016 Toyota Camry was stopped at a stop sign at the intersection of IH-45 Frontage Road and SH-75. 

According to officials, the Camry pulled away from the stop sign on the frontage road and into the path of the northbound school bus, which was on SH-75. 

The school bus was loaded with 18 students. 

After the vehicles collided, the school bus continued traveling north on SH-75, striking a guardrail, then rolling over onto its driver side.  

The driver of the bus and 16 students were transported to area hospitals for treatment; one student was transported by helicopter to McLane Children’s Hospital in Temple. 

The ages of the students ranged from 6 to eighteen years of age; the school district has notified parents of the involved children.  

A passenger in the Toyota was also transported by ambulance for medical treatment; the driver was not transported. 

At this time, none of the injuries appear to be life-threatening. 

This crash remains under investigation by the Texas Department of Public Safety.


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