Bus carrying TCU students crashes, sending four to hospital

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A charter bus carrying 45 TCU students to AT&T Stadium in Arlington for Saturday’s football game against LSU crashed, sending four students to the hospital with nonserious injuries.

Twenty-four students were treated at the scene, including nine with minor injuries, said Shaun Curtis, MedStar supervisor.

“They were mostly soft-tissue injuries,” Curtis said. “This could have been much worse.”

Besides students on the bus, two people from another vehicle were involved in the crash but were not injured, Curtis said.

The crash happened shortly after 3 p.m. in the 2500 block of University Drive.

“I was coming down the hill and the light turned green, but the cars didn’t move,” said Ron Sweet, driver of the bus, operated by Dignity Outreach Center of Dallas. “I swerved to the right to miss them and hit a pole.”

Sweet said some of the bus windows were open and got caught on the light pole then broke out.

Students who were on the bus and waiting for transportation from the scene, declined to comment.

Elliot Minvielle, visiting a nearby house, said he heard the crash and ran outside.

“They were frat guys and sorority girls. Some of the girls were crying,” he said. “They had blood on them, mostly cuts and scrapes.”

Susan McFarland, 817-390-7547 Twitter: @susanmcfarland1

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