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School bus involved in accident, again

By Erika Pedroza | Published Wednesday, November 14, 2012

A Durham School Services bus transporting Northwest ISD students was involved in an accident in Wise County for the second consecutive Monday morning. This week’s accident caused the closing of Texas 114 East, on the southern edge of Rhome, for about an hour.

Investigators say the bus, northbound on County Road 4841, attempted to cross 114 East when it was struck by a passenger car eastbound on 114, around 7:25 Monday morning.

The bus driver, Carey Gladden, 38, of Decatur was issued a citation for failing to yield right-of-way.

As in last week’s mishap, there were no serious injuries. Three of the 17 children on board were treated on scene for bumps and bruises, and the driver of the passenger car, Bridget Pittman, 35, of Alvord was transported to Wise Regional Health System with chest and ankle pain.

An alternate bus took the students to Prairie View Elementary School shortly after the accident. But the students were taken back to the scene so they could all be identified for the incident report, Rhome Police Sgt. Thomas Pennington said.

Students were back at school around 8:30.

The accident remains under investigation as investigators review on-board camera footage.

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