An investigation is underway into the fatal school bus crash in Houston. The National Transportation Safety Board is involved, as are the Houston police department and Houston Independent School District. The bus, which was purchased new in 2008, recently passed a routine maintenance inspection. It has seven security cameras. According to state data, only about 40 percent of the Houston area school buses have lap belts, which is not required by Texas law and is a matter of HISD funding.
The Texas Department of Transportation said there were seven cameras on the school bus and the driver was not wearing a seat belt. The driver was questioned at the scene, but was later released. The bus driver and his 3-year-old daughter were on board when the crash occurred. The driver of the Buick LeSabre admitted to hitting the school bus. However, she claims she was reacting to another vehicle drifting into her lane. car wreck lawyers houston texas
According to the Houston Chronicle, the bus was headed to Furr High School, a charter school. A Buick LeSabre, driven by a teacher, swerved into the school bus. The crash caused the bus to plunge 20 feet into the street below. The bus was carrying Mariya Johnson, a seventeen-year-old junior at Furr High School, and Janiecia Chatman, a 14-year-old freshman.
The bus crash is currently under investigation by the Houston police. The driver of the Buick LaSabre mistakenly thought another vehicle was drifting into her lane and hit the side of the bus. The accident resulted in the death of one student and the injury of another. The school district and the manufacturer of the guardrail may be held responsible, but the Johnson family intends to file a lawsuit against them.
The bus accident in Houston County involved two school buses. Bus 2211 was carrying students from Northside Middle School. The wreck occurred at the intersection of Houston Lake Rd. and Wilson Dr. The school district responded to the accident and notified the parents of the students who were injured. The bus driver subsequently overcorrected, causing the bus to crash through the guardrail. The impact was so loud that residents of nearby homes could hear it.
The Katy ISD school bus was carrying students to and from school and collided with a Metro Houston bus. The METRO bus had no passengers; the school bus had five students. The other students were released from the bus and transferred to another bus that took them to campus. The cause of the crash remains under investigation. In any event, the Katy ISD school bus crash has left many parents wondering how to proceed.