4 people taken to hospital after Corrigan-Camden ISD bus wreck

4 people taken to hospital after Corrigan-Camden ISD bus wreck

CORRIGAN, TX (KTRE) - EMS personnel checked one student out after a Corrigan-Camden ISD school bus was involved in a two-vehicle wreck on U.S. Highway 59 Wednesday afternoon.

Three people in the transport van that struck the bus were injured.

Sherry Hughes, the Corrigan-Camden ISD superintendent, said that a CCISD school bus was dropping off students Wednesday afternoon when it was struck from behind by a transport van after its driver failed to stop for the bus.

According to a press release from the Texas Department of Public Safety, the wreck occurred just south of Toler Road at about 3:50 p.m. Wednesday.

Hughes said there were 30 students on the bus at the time of the crash. Other than one student who was checked out by EMS personnel because she complained of a headache, none of the students or the bus driver was hurt. Hughes said the student who was checked out will be OK.

The press released stated that the student was transported to a Lufkin hospital, and three passengers in the van were taken to a Lufkin hospital for treatment of undisclosed injuries. The driver of the 2009 Ford van was not injured in the crash.

All of the students who were on the bus were either dropped off, or they are now home safe, Hughes said. She said that some parents were able to come pick their children up at the scene and take them home.

Corrigan-Camden ISD brought in another bus to transport the students that didn't have rides home, Hughes said.

"Corrigan-Camden ISD would like to encourage people to be aware of school buses stopping to load and unload students," a post on the Corrigan-Camden Facebook page stated. "Safety of our students and staff is first and foremost!"

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