Starr County bus crash reported
by Benjamin Treviño | November 18th, 2022 | Bus Accidents
STARR COUNTY – The Rio Grande City-La Grulla Independent School District reported via news release that one of its buses was involved in a vehicle accident on the morning of November 14. According to the release, a vehicle hit a bus carrying eight students near La Union Elementary as it was entering an intersection. The school is located about nine miles east of Rio Grande City.
The occupants of the bus included the bus driver, four Grulla Middle School students, and four students from La Union Elementary.
“Paramedics arrived on the scene to check our students and driver and provide medical attention, but none were transported for further care,” the release stated. “There were some minor bumps and bruises, but none were deemed serious enough as to require treatment.”
The district added that one student was taken to Starr County Hospital, but he was in the car that hit the bus. That child is enrolled in a neighboring school district, and had lacerations to his forehead, according to the report.
“Some parents did take the students to the physician of their choice as a precautionary measure,” the release added. “Paramedics did clear every student, however they were taken for closer observation.”
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