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Several hurt in school bus, car accident in North Texas

December 2, 2018

WEATHERFORD, Texas (AP) — Investigators say one adult has been critically injured and several students were slightly hurt when a school bus returning from a basketball tournament was hit head-on by a car in North Texas.

The Department of Public Safety says the Bridgeport Independent School District bus was struck Saturday night on Farm-to-Market Road Road 51 near Weatherford.

Sgt. Ricky Hunter on Sunday said authorities are trying to determine why the southbound car hit the bus, which ended up on its side.

Hunter says a woman in the car was critically injured and transported to a hospital. The male driver was also hurt. Details weren’t released.

Five girls on the bus and that driver suffered minor injuries. Bridgeport ISD Superintendent Brandon Peavey said Sunday that one girl was hospitalized overnight, as a precaution.

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