School Bus Accident Leads To Critical Injury

A head on collison involving a Center school bus has left one Shelby County woman in critical condition.   Thursday, on a sharp curve on a rural Shelby County road Pauletta Mires' mini van was hit head on by the bus. A state trooper cited the bus driver for failing to give half of the road to the van. Phil Tindol nor the four children he was transporting were not hurt. Mires was taken by Life Flight to a hospital in Tyler. Her two granddaughters suffered broken bones.

The daughter of Mires says this is not the first time the school bus driver has been involved in an accident, and she wants something done about it.   Sonia Woodhatch said, "We complained, we complained. . . That's all we can do, as citizens, complain. I hope he never drives another bus again and i think charges should be brought against him."

The two granddaughters involved in the accident were treated at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital for a broken ankle and hand. Woodhatch says their grandmother suffered a lacerated heart, collapased lung, and broken ribs. She is on life support in Tyler.