Although school is out for the summer, that doesn’t mean the facilities are completely closed down. In fact, there are plenty of students who are attending summer school. And with summer school sessions going on, students are still being transported by bus which means drivers need to remain cognizant of the fact that innocent children are sitting on these vehicles.
Unfortunately, one truck driver failed to drive cautiously as he approached a Bland ISD school bus and as a result, he collided into the back of it, leaving the rear smashed in. The accident occurred just before 1:00 p.m. on U.S. 380 between Floyd and Farmersville, near the border of Hunt and Collin Counties, according to KTEN. The bus had stopped at an apartment complex along the divided highway when the truck collided into the back of it.
The source stated that there were 14 students on the bus at the time of the collision along with the bus driver. Emergency medical personnel transported all of the occupants to the hospital as a precaution as sometimes injuries don’t show up right away. Thankfully no one was said to have sustained any serious injuries as a result of this unfortunate accident.
Church Bus and Pickup Truck Collide in Hill County Leaving Three People Dead
Another traumatic bus accident occurred in Texas, this time in Hill County.
According to KWTX, two church buses carrying several children were heading to Lakeview Camp and Retreat Center in Maypearl near Waxahachie. One of the buses was being driven by Deryl Hoyt who works as a youth pastor at the Father’s House Church in San Saba. His wife, Teresa Hoyt, was operating the other bus. The boys had been riding with Mr. Hoyt and the girls with Mrs. Hoyt.
Six of the girls that had been riding on Mrs. Hoyt’s bus had sustained injuries in the collision, two of which had to undergo surgery.
The buses had been driving on Highway 174 at CR 1106 near Blum heading north when a pickup truck heading southbound crossed into the opposite lanes and crashed into one of the church buses. The bus that was being driven by Mrs. Hoyt was hit head-on, however, her husband was able to avoid colliding with the truck. Emergency medics quickly arrived at the scene and had Teresa Hoyt flown by helicopter to Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center in Waco. She later passed away from her injuries. Six of the girls that had been traveling with Mrs. Hoyt sustained injuries and some were taken to Cook Children’s Medical Center and others were transported to Texas Harris Methodist Hospital.
After receiving treatment, four of the girls eventually were sent home and two had to undergo surgery. The two occupants that had been inside the pickup truck both died as a result of the head-on crash. They have been identified as Jason Jackson, 39, and Vera Jackson, 35.
Everyone was said to have had their seat belts on at the time of the collision.
After the horrific accident, Pastor Tom Brand told the source, “We’re still kind of numb, it’s still kind of surreal right now. It’s hard to believe our good Sister is gone in such a senseless way.” Many of Mrs. Hoyt’s family and friends shared their own messages, some saying they will miss her forever while other said she brought “happiness to everyone around her.”
Losing someone so close to us or someone we love is a difficult thing to deal with. Unfortunately, until drivers take it upon themselves to drive cautiously and attentively, more and more accidents will continue to occur. In the event you recently lost someone you love in a bus crash in Dallas, TXand would like to sit down with a bus accident lawyer to discuss your matter, USAttorneys.com is ready to help you. Sometimes, it might not be clear what you should do following an accident like this which is why it is a good idea to meet with one of our professionals who helps victims and their surviving family every day.
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