MADISON COUNTY, Texas -- The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is investigating the cause of a two vehicle crash, involving a school bus, Friday evening.
According to DPS, the driver of a Toyota Camry pulled onto the Interstate 45 frontage road, after stopping at a stop sign near the intersection of State Highway 75. A Madisonville Consolidated Independent School District bus--heading in the direction of the car-- collided with the vehicle before hitting a guardrail and rolling onto its side.
The driver of the bus and 16 students were transported to area hospitals for treatment; one student was transported by helicopter to McLane Children’s Hospital in Temple.
The ages of the students ranged from 6 to eighteen years of age; the school district has notified parents of the involved children.
A passenger in the Toyota was also transported by ambulance for medical treatment; the driver was not transported.
At this time, none of the injuries in the crash appear to be life-threatening, according to DPS.