Prison Van Overturns in Lubbock Traffic Accident

Police say nine people have been hurt when a Texas prison van hauling inmates overturned during a traffic accident in Lubbock.

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice says the van and another vehicle collided Friday morning. The van, carrying two guards and nine prisoners, ended up on its roof.

Lubbock police say nine people suffered moderate injuries in the accident as the van was headed for the nearby Montford Unit.

A TDCJ statement says all 11 people got out of the van on their own and were transported to the prison, for examination. Four inmates were taken to University Medical Center in Lubbock for further evaluation.

Several inmates were seen limping at the crash site, some with bandages around their heads, as they were escorted from the accident scene.

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