Hempstead

Bus Aide Killed, Students, Driver Injured in Houston-Area School Bus Crash

Bus rolled on rural Texas road Friday afternoon, killing one person

KPRC-TV

A school bus crashed on a rural southeast Texas road, killing an adult bus aide and injuring the driver and three students, one seriously.

The Texas Department of Public Safety says the Hempstead school district bus with four students and two adults aboard rolled over at 12:10 p.m. Friday on Farm-to-Market Road 1887, about 45 miles northwest of Houston.

Department Sgt. Erik Burse said it wasn't immediately clear why the bus rolled.

He said a high school girl was airlifted to a Houston hospital in serious condition, while the driver and two students had minor injuries. One student was uninjured.

A school bus crashed on a rural southeast Texas road Friday, killing an adult bus aide and injuring the driver and three students, one seriously.

The Texas Department of Public Safety said the Hempstead school district bus with four students and two adults aboard crashed at 12:10 p.m. Friday.

Sgt. Erik Burse said the bus rolled over on Farm-to-Market Road 1887, about 10 miles south of Hempstead or about 45 miles northwest of Houston.

It was not immediately clear what caused the rollover, Burse said.

A high school girl was airlifted to a Houston hospital in serious condition, while two students went by ambulance to a hospital in Katy, 20 miles (32 kilometers) southeast of the crash site, Burse said. One student was not injured.

A spokesperson from Hempstead ISD sent the following statement to KPRC 2:

“We are aware of a tragic bus accident involving one of our district school buses. The district is cooperating fully with law enforcement as this matter is investigated.

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