A Bus Carrying Band Members Was In A Rollover Crash. 5 Had Minor Injuries.
A rollover crash involving a charter bus on the westbound North Loop Interstate-610 on Saturday blocked multiple lanes, creating delays and traffic jams.
Click 2 Houston reports that the crash happened on February 29th at approximately 10:00 A.M. when a bus that was traveling from Dallas to Houston crashed. Officials say that the bus was transporting a road crew for a band from one metropolitan area to the other when the accident occurred.
A total of 11 people on the bus were injured. Of the bus occupants, five members of the production crew were reportedly taken to an area hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Others who were also on board when the accident happened made other arrangements for transportation in order to get from the crash scene to the venue in a timely manner.
Details about the crash are still unclear. Investigators with the Houston Police Department are uncertain why the driver of the bus went off the road and hit several plastic barricades that had been installed to keep motorists on the highway safe.
According to Houston Fire Department District Chief, Anthony Russo, the barrel-like plastic barricades created a ramp effect and were strong enough to have held the bus up. The bus was elevated above the highway in such a fashion that it required a crane to be brought back down again.
The accident is still currently under investigation. Fortunately, there were not any serious or life-threatening injuries.