Three students hurt in bus, car collision

Posted Tuesday, May. 14, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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Three students were hurt May 7 in a collision between a car and a bus for special-needs students, school officials said.

Earlier reports from Mansfield school police indicated that four students were hurt, but they amended their report when they learned only three had to go to area hospitals.

None of the injuries, however, were considered life-threatening, said Richie Escovedo, spokesman for Mansfield schools.

The injured students, all from Mansfield High School, were in a car that collided with the bus, which carried one student, about 3 p.m. at the intersection of Matlock Road and Broad Street, Escovedo said.

School police confirmed all were MHS students, including the one on the bus, Escovedo said. Officers also reported that the students had to be extracted from the wreck.

The lone student on the bus was not injured, Escovedo said. The bus driver was taken by private vehicle to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth to be evaluated, but was later released.

The injured students were taken to Fort Worth hospitals. Two went to JPS and one went to Texas Health Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital, Escovedo said.

By 7 p.m., all had been released from Harris and JPS, he said.

Bill Miller, 817-390-7684 Twitter: @Bill_MillerST

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