Special Needs Transportation

Special-Needs School Bus Struck in Hit-and-Run Crash

Sadiah Thompson
Posted on October 1, 2018

CEDAR PARK, Texas — Authorities here are looking for the driver of an SUV that apparently hit a special-needs school bus and kept driving.

The hit-and-run incident happened on Sept. 24 shortly after 8 a.m., according to the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office.

School bus video footage apparently shows the driver side-swiping the left of the bus before speeding off, Spectrum News reports. A student was being loaded into the bus at the time of the crash, according to the news source.

The Leander Independent School District told KVUE there were two students and two adults on the bus when the crash happened. There were no injuries reported, according to the news source.

Williamson County Sheriff’s Office said in a tweet that they will be investigating the footage, and the driver of the SUV will be caught.

Watch the school bus footage below from Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody showing the driver fleeing the scene.

Related Topics: school bus crash, special needs, Texas

Comments ( 1 )
  • Mike S

     | about 12 months ago

    I'm just about dumbfounded with these people blowing past school buses while they are loading and unloading. I hope the Sheriff's Office and the Courts take the license away from this driver for a loooong time. At least the video cameras help out in identifying these losers! The drivers and aides have their hands full just doing their jobs. Blatant disregard for the law where kids can be harmed needs a special form of justice.

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