Two Central Texas School Buses Involved In Crashes

(February 4, 2014) Police in Temple and Waco responded Tuesday to accidents involving local school buses.

No injuries were reported in either accident.

A Temple ISD bus was struck Tuesday afternoon by a vehicle whose driver appears to have run a red light at the intersection of 57th Street and South General Bruce Drive, police Cpl. Christopher Wilcox said.

Although the damage to the bus was minor, another bus was sent to the scene to pick up the students.

At around the same time, a car ended up partially wedged under a Waco ISD bus after a two-vehicle accident at North 60th Street and Sanger Avenue.

The bus, with 39 students aboard, had just left Parkdale Elementary School and was stopped at the intersection when two cars were involved in a collision that left one of the vehicles jammed against the bus, school district spokesman Dale Caffey said.

A wrecker was sent to the accident scene to pull the car from under the bus, which was drivable, Caffey said.

On Monday, a Cameron ISD bus with 28 students aboard and a City of Cameron Water Utility vehicle were involved in a minor collision at the intersection of 12th and Central.

No one was hurt and damage was minimal, police said.

(Sara Humphrey and Jacob Garcia contributed to this report)

A car involved in a two-vehicle collision ended up partially wedged beneath a Waco ISD bus Tuesday afternoon. (Photo by Sara Humphrey)
A Temple ISD bus was struck by a car at a busy intersection. (Photo courtesy of Zachary Rummings)