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Driver error: School bus slams into a tree in Houston, sending 19 kids to hospital

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Nancy's School Bus/Memorial Area Accident
A medical issue may have caused the busd driver to crash into a tree. Photo Courtesy KHOU Channel 11
Aerial View of Memorial School Bus Accident
The accident created traffic issues in the Memorial area. Photo Courtesy KHOU Channel 11
Bus accident, firefighters, people on stretchers
Twenty people were taken to local hospitals with non-life threatening imjuries. Photo Courtesy KHOU Channel 11
Nancy's School Bus/Memorial Area Accident
Aerial View of Memorial School Bus Accident
Bus accident, firefighters, people on stretchers

A school bus slammed into a tree Tuesday morning, sending 19 students and the bus driver to the hospital.

The Houston Fire Department said the bus driver lost control of the bus, hitting a tree along Briar Forest and Tanglewild. The bus is privately operated by Nancy’s Bus Service.

The children and the bus driver were placed on stretchers and transported to local hospitals following the 8 a.m. crash. KHOU reports that none of the injuries are life threatening and many are cuts and bruises.

The students involved in the crash were on the way to Paul Revere Middle School. The accident created significant traffic congestion in the Memorial area.

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