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SEQUIN, TX – A four vehicle accident involving an 18 wheeler, a school bus with 10 people on board and two other vehicles sent 9 students and the driver of the 18 wheeler to the hospital.

Photo shows fiery crash on State Highway 123 involving a semi truck, a school bus carrying and two other vehicles in Seguin, TX on Friday, April 27, 2012.

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The multi vehicle collision occurred on Friday, April 27, around 6:30 a.m. on State Highway 123 South of Seguin near Fox Trotter Road about 35 miles northeast of San Antonio, TX.

Map showing location of a fiery crash involving a semi truck and a school bus in Seguin, TX on April 27, 2012 on State Highway 123 near Fox Trotter Rd.

The driver of the 18-wheeler involved in the accident was taken to University Hospital in San Antonio in critical condition. The rest of the accident victims were taken to Guadalupe Regional Medical Center for observation.

Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Jason Reyes said, “It appears that we had an 18-wheeler that was southbound on 123 and the PT Cruiser that was in front of it had pulled over on the shoulder to allow the 18-wheeler to pass. It appears that the 18-wheeler had clipped the PT Cruiser, causing it to spin directly in front of the bus, striking the bus. A Ford Focus that was directly behind the bus became involved in the crash.”

Shortly after the crash, a fire erupted destroying all four vehicles, Reyes said.

“We are not certain what started the fire at this moment but once we had the impact between the 18-wheeler and the PT Cruiser it started and spread,” he said.

According to a school official none of the students sustained life threatening injuries.

The accident remains under investigation at this time.

Source: Sequin Gazette


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