A dramatic school bus crash in Dallas left the bus driver injured and hospitalized. A representative of Richardson Independent School District, Tim Walker, stated that the bus was on the way to pick up elementary school students in the morning when the crash occurred.
There were no students aboard the bus at the time of the crash – which is fortunate because there are more than 137 school transportation related fatalities each year and of course many more injuries.
The school bus crashed into the median in the eastbound high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane of I-635 at Miller in Dallas. After impacting the median, the bus rode up the side of the median that divides eastbound from westbound traffic. As a result, traffic was disrupted on both sides of the freeway.
The school bus was operated by the Dallas County School District, and a security officer from Dallas County Schools will be on site to investigate the crash. The group operates school buses for Dallas, Richardson, and Garland ISDs.