Eight people suffered minor injuries Thursday morning when a school bus carrying middle school students collided with a car outside Northwest High School in Justin Thursday morning, officials said. [[391286531,R]]
Northwest Independent School District officials confirmed the bus was heading to Gene Pike Middle School — just west of the high school — when it collided with a sedan along Farm-to-Market Road 156 shortly before 9 a.m.
MedStar Ambulance said there were 45 students on the bus at the time of the crash. The district said all were safely evacuated and have since returned to class.
"No major injuries occurred," the district stated in a news release. "All students and the bus driver are safe. Two students were transported for precautionary measures."
MedStar said six others, four students and the two drivers, were treated at the scene for minor injuries and released.
From Chopper 5, dozens of students were seen gathering under a nearby tree where they were evaluated by emergency medical personnel before being released.
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The full statement from Northwest ISD:
A bus carrying Pike Middle School students was involved in an accident in front of Northwest High School on F.M. 156 this morning. No major injuries resulted from the crash, and all students in the bus were safely evacuated and loaded onto another bus to Pike.
Parents of students who were on the bus are being notified of the accident. Please be aware that traffic on F.M. 156 may be delayed as cleanup of the accident is occurring. We are extremely thankful all our students are safe.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
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