Seguin students lucky to be alive after school bus crash on SH 123

Students from Seguin, Texas were injured in a school bus accident on Friday and law enforcement officials are thankful there were no fatalities. The school bus was on its way to Barnes Middle School and Seguin High School with nine children on board when the crash happened on State Highway 123. DPS troopers say a Chrysler PT Cruiser moved over to the shoulder to allow an 18-wheeler to pass. At that time the 18-wheeler clipped the PT Cruiser sending it into the northbound traffic lane and causing the PT Cruiser to hit the school bus head-on. That set off a chain reaction collision followed by a fire which spread to the four vehicles involved. All 13 people involved were injured, but thankfully survived what could have been a multiple fatality accident.
Seguin school officials said that the 3 week old school bus was a new design that allowed the body of the school bus to detach from the chassis, reducing the impact of the collision on passengers inside. Fire fighters arriving at the scene found the school bus cab separated from the wheels and upside down. Workers on their way to work at Halliburton were praised for stopping at the crash site to help remove students from the wrecked bus and directing traffic. The 18-wheeler driver was flown to University Hospital in San Antonio in critical condition. Channel 11’s coverage of the Seguin school bus crash is here.

Four vehicles were involved in the crash on State Highway 123

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