The accident happened just before 8 a.m. Wednesday on Highway 71 at Tucker Hill Lane.
Before 8:00 this a.m., Bus 220 carrying students from CCHS, CCMS & CCIS was involved in an accident at Tucker Hill Ln & 71. Approx 20 students on board. 10 transported to Dell Children’s. Others taken to hospital by parents. Accident under investigation. More details to come.— Bastrop ISD (@BastropISD) October 24, 2018
Surveillance video from a gas station in the area shows the bus getting hit by an 18-wheeler.
The truck driver said he had a yellow light, but the video shows the bus had the green light.
A witness went to help the truck driver, who said he did try to stop.
Bastrop ISD says 19 students headed to high school and middle school were on the bus at the time. Eight students were taken to a hospital by ambulance, and two others were taken by their parents.
The bus driver was also taken to a hospital for treatment.
*UPDATE* - 19 students on board, 8 transported by ambulance and 2 by parents to area hospitals. Bus driver also transported. Extent of injuries is unknown at this time. We will continue to update as information is available.— Bastrop ISD (@BastropISD) October 24, 2018
The extent of the injuries is unknown at this time.
The accident remains under investigation.