No students on board Fort Bend ISD bus that flipped on its side

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Friday, May 13, 2022
School bus flips on its side on Fort Bend Tollway
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Drivers appear to rush in to check on a person or people inside a school bus that flipped on its side on the Fort Bend Tollway.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The southbound Fort Bend Tollway near McHard reopened after a Fort Bend ISD school bus flipped on its side Friday morning.

There were no students on board, with only the driver and a bus aide sustaining minor injuries, the district said.

They were sent to an area hospital.

An ABC13 producer actually witnessed the incident unfold within the 9 a.m. hour.

"I believe the bus hit a guard rail before it went up in the air and fell on its side," ABC13 producer Ashley Byers said.

Byers also took photos of the scene, with multiple drivers stopped on the northbound shoulder rushing to help.

WATCH: ABC13 producer describes seeing bus flip on Fort Bend Tollway

SkyEye flew above the scene and captured multiple officials responding to the bus. A guard rail with heavy damage was also spotted from the air.

At about 4:31 p.m., the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office announced that both lanes are clear after hours of being closed.

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