TEMPLE, Texas – A tractor-trailer clipped a school bus full of students Tuesday, flipping the bus onto its side and sending 32 people – 29 of them children – to a central Texas hospital.
Police said a 9-year-old boy was ejected through the escape hatch in the bus roof, and the bus driver was knocked unconscious.
The accident occurred about 7:30 a.m. on a road on the outskirts of Temple, about 60 miles northeast of Austin. Trooper Harpin Myers of the Texas Department of Public Safety said a hardware truck apparently ran a stop sign when it hit the Academy school district bus.
Three of the 29 children being treated were admitted to the hospital, one in critical condition, while the other 26 were discharged.
The bus driver also was listed in critical condition.