School Bus Tips Onto Side, 7 Injured: DPS

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Chad Wilson

Several students were injured when a school bus wrecked in Henderson County Thursday morning, according to Texas Department of Public Safety officials.

The Malakoff Independent School District bus carrying middle- and high-school students was heading south on Farm-to-Market Road 274 near Trinidad when the driver lost control on a narrow shoulder, tipping the bus onto its side and into a pasture at about 7:20 a.m., authorities said.

DPS officials said seven people — including the driver — were transported to East Texas Medical Center-Athens with injuries that were not considered life threatening though district authorities said five of the students were being treated for possible neck and back injuries.

Some of the students on the bus went home with parents, district officials said. Others were taken to their respective schools.

DPS and district officials are investigating the wreck. Preliminary investigation suggests the driver was too close to the edge of the road, DPS officials said, causing the bus to roll.

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