An accident involving a school bus in southeast Houston has left seven students injured.
According to the Houston Independent School District and a spokesperson from the Houston Fire Department, the students were taken to the hospital as a precaution. There were no reports of any serious injuries after the crash that happened early on Friday.
The crash occurred on Old Galveston Road near the 610 Loop and Highway 225. When a Chevy Sedan rear-ended the HISD school bus that was transporting students to Lamar High School and the Challenge Early College High School located on Houston’s west side.
Investigators said that the driver, Alexander Jimenez, who rear-ended the school bus indicated that the HSID bus came to an unusual stop right at the railroad tracks on Park Place where it was sticking out in the intersection where Jimenez was attempting to make a turn causing him r to crash into the larger vehicle.
While the damage to the school bus was minor, both vehicles had to be towed from the scene. Jimenez claims that he was told by police that the accident was not his fault and he would not be charged in relation to the crash.
He did, however, receive a ticket for driving without a license or insurance.
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