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5/1/07-Van Zandt County

Bus Crash Sends Louisiana Students To Hospital

Some Louisiana school children were sent to the hospital after their school bus was hit by a driver on Interstate 20.

It happened around 3:00pm near the Kaufman/Van Zandt County line as the students were returning home from a field trip in Dallas.

Witnesses say the driver of a now mangled box truck was on the opposite side of the interstate when it hydroplaned across the median hitting the school bus on the driver's side.

Tuesday Watson watched the whole thing unfold and says she and other witnesses immediately ran to check on the students on board.

"Everybody was quite traumatized and some were bloody. Nobody was in a life-threatening situation, but everybody was traumatized and shocked. The bus driver was the worst. She's really the hero here.  She went on two wheels to keep that bus straight," says Watson.

Three students, the bus driver and the driver of the truck were all taken to the Terrell Hospital with minor injuries.

Lindsay Wilcox/Reporting: lwilcox@kltv.com


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