Tractor-Trailer Accident Near Austin, Texas
Fox News reports a tractor-trailer accident that injured 32 people on Tuesday, January 17 around 7:30am in Temple, Texas. According to a trooper from the Texas Department of Public Safety, a school bus fell onto its side after a tractor-trailer ran through a stop sign and struck the bus. One child was ejected from the bus upon impact. The collision took place on Farm-to-Market Road 93 outside the city of Austin. 29 children were transported to the Scott & White Memorial Hospital. Both the bus driver and one child were listed in critical condition. Some children and adults onboard the bus were treated and released.
Professional truck drivers miss stop signs usually either because they are tired or distracted by a cell phone, gps, radio or a variety of other distractions. I have helped families who have been involved in Texas truck accidents. My heart goes out to the families of those listed in critical condition in what I believe was a needless collision.