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More than dozen hurt in school bus-truck collision

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LORENA, TX -- More than a dozen Central Texas children were hurt when their school bus collided head-on with a dump truck whose driver may have suffered a medical impairment, authorities said Tuesday.
"The bus driver tried to take evasive action, which probably saved a lot of kids because the impact hit right where she was sitting," Lorena police Chief Tom Dickson said.The truck, hauling large boulders, veered into oncoming traffic along an Interstate 35 service road near Lorena on Monday afternoon. The impact injured at least 15 students and the two adults on the bus - a teacher's aide who was thrown from the vehicle and the bus driver who needed to be extricated.
Adam Price, a spokesman for Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center in Waco, said 15 students and the teacher's aide with the Bruceville-Eddy school district were treated at the hospital and released.
Dickson said their injuries ranged from bloody noses and cuts to leg injuries from being slammed into the seats in front of them.
The bus driver, who wasn't identified, remained hospitalized Tuesday, and school officials said she underwent surgery overnight. The unidentified driver of the dump truck had no apparent injuries and wasn't treated at the scene, but may have later sought medical care, Dickson said.
The bus was returning students home when the collision happened. The students were in a variety of grades ranging from elementary school to high school.
"The Lord smiled on us by not having any sort of fatalities," Superintendent Richard Kilgore said.
He said counselors were available Tuesday for any students needing to talk about the accident.

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I must be very tired, but which driver suffered the medical impairment?  I mean it says the truck veered off but the truck driver was not treated at the scene.  Bizarre if you ask me.


Though, nice move on the bus driver's part on making that maneuver to save potential lost lives.

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The truck drives or any drivers should be alert while driving the vehicle as it can take the lives of other peoples and the driver too.  The drivers should be in his consciousness and medically fit to drive the vehicle. 

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