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Driver cited for truck-bus collision that injured 13 in Texas

Often after a collision involving a large commercial truck, further investigation reveals negligence on the part of the truck driver or the trucking company. Collisions with tractor-trailers and 18-wheelers are some of the most violent on the road, leaving motorists with life-threatening and permanent injuries. Sometimes sheer luck is the only factor that keeps a motorist in a smaller vehicle from suffering the full impact of truck accident.

Last week the lives of 35 people were put at risk when the driver of an 18-wheeler disregarded a flashing red light on an access road and collided with a school bus in Troy, Texas. The bus was carrying a middle school football team when the crash happened at about 9 p.m., and 13 people, most of whom are students, were taken to a local hospital.

The worst injuries were reportedly suffered by the coach who was behind the wheel of the bus, but one student was thrown through the bus door and may have suffered a broken vertebra, fractured ribs, a cracked sternum and a cracked hip. It was also reported that another student suffered a head injury.

All of the victims are apparently out of the hospital at this point, and some students have been able to return to school. Still, aside from the more overtly serious injuries, all of the injured parties would be wise to monitor their conditions. Auto accidents often leave victims with injuries that worsen over time, and this may be especially the case with back injuries and head injuries.

The truck driver was given a citation, but the injured parties may also want to explore their legal options for receiving compensation for damages.

Source: kwtx.com, "Students, Coaches Injured In Bus-Truck Crash Out Of Hospital," Oct. 18, 2013

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