A sports utility vehicle crashed into a Fort Worth school bus Wednesday morning, sending two people to the hospital, authorities said.
A seventh grader was on the bus but was not injured, a Fort Worth school district spokesman said.
The bus driver was taken to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth for observation, officials said. The driver of the SUV was seriously injured and taken to a local hospital, according to MedStar officials.
“That student was her first pickup of the day,” said Fort Worth fire Battalion Chief Richard Harrison on Wednesday referring to the bus driver. “Otherwise, there would have been more students on board.”
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The student on the bus was picked up by a parent and taken to school, said school district spokesman Clint Bond.
The wreck was reported shortly after 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at E. Maddox Avenue and S. Riverside Drive. The SUV ran a red light and hit the school bus, police said. On impact, the bus was knocked off the street and pushed into a parking lot, where it knocked over small concrete pylons and brushed a building.
The bus had to be towed from the scene.
Police continued on Wednesday to investigate the wreck.
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