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Six schoolchildren injured after SUV collides with school bus in Fort Worth

Six schoolchildren were taken to a hospital after an SUV and a school bus collided in southeast Fort Worth on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.
Six schoolchildren were taken to a hospital after an SUV and a school bus collided in southeast Fort Worth on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. Courtesy

Six schoolchildren were injured after an SUV collided with a school bus in southeast Fort Worth on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.

The Fort Worth Fire Department tweeted a photo of the wreck that happened at about 3:30 p.m. at the intersection of Whittlesey Road and Meadow Drive.

Fire officials said one fire engine responded to the wreck, where the driver of an SUV collided with a school bus carrying nine people.

Sources close to the investigation said seven people were taken to nearby hospital's to be treated for minor injuries.

Fort Worth police spokesman Jimmy Pollozani said a preliminary investigation indicated that the driver of the SUV ran a stop sign and hit the school bus.

Among the injured that were transported to the hospital, was the driver of the SUV and six students. Two other students were treated at the scene and released to their parents.

Pollozani said the driver of the SUV was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital. The children were taken to Cook Children's Medical Center with non-visible signs of injury, but they told officers at the scene that they were experiencing pain.

No additional details have been released.

One of the other 12 on the bus suffered minor injuries. The crash happened on the exit ramp of Texas 121 headed toward Belknap Street.

Prescotte Stokes III: 817-390-7028, @PrescotteStokes
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