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Crash involving school bus injures 8

By Brian Knox | Published Wednesday, December 5, 2018
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A bus carrying members of the Bridgeport Sissies basketball team was involved in a wreck in Parker County Saturday night.

The two-vehicle crash happened on Farm Road 51 near Wilson Lane outside of Weatherford as the team was returning from a basketball tournament in Granbury. Five girls and one coach were taken to a local hospital, according to the school district.

“We did have some players and a coach taken for observation,” Bridgeport ISD Superintendent Brandon Peavey said. “At this point, it’s just precautionary.”

A second bus carrying students was not involved in the wreck.

“At this point we feel very blessed. It could have been much worse,” Peavey said.

Department of Public Safety spokesperson Sgt. Ricky Hunter said the wreck happened at 9:41 p.m. Preliminary investigation indicates a 2015 Chevrolet passenger car was southbound on FM 51 when it crossed the center stripe and traveled into the northbound lane before striking the Bridgeport ISD bus driven by June Allison Taylor, 29.

Hunter said five female students – four age 14 and one age 15 – were transported by ground ambulance to a Fort Worth hospital with minor injuries.

The adult male driver of the car was also taken by ground ambulance to a Fort Worth hospital, and his adult female passenger was flown to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth with critical injuries, Hunter said.

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