Troy School Bus Hit by18-Wheeler - kcentv.com - KCEN HD - Waco, Temple, and Killeen

Troy School Bus Hit by18-Wheeler

Posted: Updated:
TROY, TX -

(KCEN) – It was a terrifying night for many Troy students and their parents after an 18-wheeler crashed into a school bus.

The accident happened around 9p.m. Thursday night when the bus carrying the Troy eighth grade football team was headed home from a football game against Salado. Police say the bus was just a mile from the Troy Middle School when they were traveling west into the intersection of Main Street and I-35 in Troy.

As the bus entered the intersection, police say an 18-wheeler going southbound on the I-35 access road ran a flashing red light, and smashed into the front left side of the bus.

"It was kind of a worse nightmare to get that call, and wonder what you're going to find on the scene," Troy ISD Superintendent Neil Jeter said. "Your mind races to a whole array of possibilities. My concern was the health and safety of our students."

First responders were on the scene just minutes after the accident, and community members stopped what they were doing to help get the children off the bus. A triage center was set up at the First Baptist Church just yards from where the accident happened.

Both coaches on the bus and 11 students were taken by ambulance to the hospital. Others were taken to the hospital by their parents just to make sure they were alright.

"The bulk of the injuries just seem to be bumps and bruises. I did hear there was at least one concussion, a minor dislocation and some hair line fractures," Jeter said.

The coaches and some of the students stayed at home on Friday, but they are expected back at school on Monday. Jeter says the eighth grade football team still has three games left this year, and they are looking into whether they need to make some schedule changes.

Police say the driver of the 18-wheeler was insured, and he was cited for disregarding the blinking red light.


Update: October 17, 2013, 9:45 p.m. --  The bus involved was a Troy ISD bus.  There were 20 people injured.  Six were taken to the hospital with non life threatening injuries.  The bus was carrying an 8th grade football team on their way back from Salado.  Stay with KCEN-HD News for the latest updates.


(KCEN) -- BREAKING NEWS: Emergency crews are on the scene of a school bus vs 18-wheeler crash in Troy. At this point it is unclear exactly how many people are injured. A triage unit is being set up nearby. We'll have the latest on KCEN HD News at 10.

  • Latest NewsMore>>

  • Bell County Sheriff Eddy Lange Cleared in Lawsuit

    Bell County Sheriff Eddy Lange Cleared in Lawsuit

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:38 PM EDT2014-07-26 02:38:13 GMT
    (BELL COUNTY) -- A judge ruled in favor of Bell County Sheriff Eddy Lange in a lawsuit that claimed he violated the first amendment rights of two of his deputies.The suit was filled in 2013 by former Bell Co. Sheriff's Deputies Charles Grogan and Mary Farley.In the lawsuit, they claimed Sheriff Lange demoted them because they supported his political opponent in the republican primary.KCEN-HD's Emily Collins obtained the lawsuit Friday afternoon. We will continue to update this story.More >>
    (BELL COUNTY) -- A judge ruled in favor of Bell County Sheriff Eddy Lange in a lawsuit that claimed he violated the first amendment rights of two of his deputies.The suit was filled in 2013 by former Bell Co. Sheriff's Deputies Charles Grogan and Mary Farley.In the lawsuit, they claimed Sheriff Lange demoted them because they supported his political opponent in the republican primary.KCEN-HD's Emily Collins obtained the lawsuit Friday afternoon. We will continue to update this story.More >>
  • Ft. Hood Soldiers Help Finish Little Boy's 'Make a Wish'

    Ft. Hood Soldiers Help Finish Little Boy's 'Make a Wish'

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:01 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:01:18 GMT
    Ft. Hood soldiers help finish Antonio's greenhouseFt. Hood soldiers help finish Antonio's greenhouse
    (KCEN) – Even the toughest of soldiers cry once in a while, and get misty eyed when emotions get the best of them. Friday was one of those times. Around 10a.m. about 30 soldiers made their way to the Laguna’s home in Kempner, TX. Their mission: helping Make a Wish put the final touches on a little boy’s dream. “It’s what we do,” Sergeant Paulus Smallwood said. “If someone needs help we will go out and help them.” But it wasn’t just anyone. They were helping a fellow brother, Frank Laguna, wh...More >>
    (KCEN) – Even the toughest of soldiers cry once in a while, and get misty eyed when emotions get the best of them. Friday was one of those times. Around 10a.m. about 30 soldiers made their way to the Laguna’s home in Kempner, TX. Their mission: helping Make a Wish put the final touches on a little boy’s dream. “It’s what we do,” Sergeant Paulus Smallwood said. “If someone needs help we will go out and help them.” But it wasn’t just anyone. They were helping a fellow brother, Frank Laguna, wh...More >>
  • Fill 100 water balloons in a minute

    Fill 100 water balloons in a minute

    Friday, July 25 2014 4:52 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:52:07 GMT
    (CNN)A dad invented a hose attachment that can fill and tie 37 water balloons at once.More >>
    (CNN)A dad invented a hose attachment that can fill and tie 37 water balloons at once.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KCEN. All Rights Reserved. Users of this site agree to the Terms of Service, Privacy Notice/Your California Privacy Rights, and Ad Choices.