This crash happened yesterday morning in the town of Bastrop, Texas, east of Austin. There were 20 kids on the bus when the semi barreled through a red light as the bus was pulling out to make a turn with the green light. Ten students and the bus driver were taken to the hospital, but no serious injuries were reported.
Department of Public Safety spokesperson Robbie Barrera said, “The [truck] driver advised that he had a yellow light, he attempted to stop and his 18-wheeler would not stop. He took evasive action, hit the shoulder and could not stop, colliding with the school bus.”
I’m calling bullshit on this one. The truck stopped just fine after it hit the bus. I figure he thought he could make the light, but didn’t quite. Damned lucky that nobody was killed.