Elgin, TX (June 11, 2019) – A five-year-old boy stepping off the school bus was hit by an 18-wheeler near Elgin, Texas.
The truck accident happened around 4:15 p.m. at the drop-off point on U.S. 290 near Christensen Road. The bus came to a full stop with its flashers on and stop sign out.
The semi-truck tried to avoid colliding with the bus, swerved to the right and clipped the child.
The boy was transported to Dell Children’s Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries and is expected to be okay.
The Texas Department of Public Safety states it is too early to determine the speed of the driver and if he will be cited. The driver stated he was unable to brake in time when the saw the school bus stop. The driver is cooperating with authorities. The truck’s owner is Austin-based Roka Carrier.
There were no other persons or vehicles involved in the accident.
Crash investigators will review all factors that may have led up to the accident and police reports will be made available in ten days.
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