Students Released From Hospital After Bus Crash

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COPPERAS COVE (March 22, 2014) The five people riding on a Copperas Cove ISD school bus involved in a crash Friday were released from the hospital later that evening and were continuing to recover early Saturday.

(Photo by Ben Griffin)

CCISD Superintendent Dr. Joe Burns said the three students, a bus driver, and an attendant that was on board were all released from the hospital just after 7 p.m. Friday with minor bumps and bruises.

The three students on board were in wheelchairs and had been wearing seat belts when a car broadsided the bus causing it to overturn leaving the students hanging upside down in the restraints.

The students had to be cut free of the restraints that likely spared them serious injury.

Burns said he was told by DPS that the driver of the other car involved, a blue Hyundai, in the crash was expected to recover.

DPS troopers said the driver of the Hyundai ran a stop sign and hit the bus at the intersection of FM 116 and Highway 9 in Copperas Cove.

(Photo by Ben Griffin)