48 Students Uninjured in Bus Crash


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A school bus was involved in a minor crash late Tuesday afternoon in the Fort Worth area.

According to officials who responded to the scene, the bus was carrying 48 students and belonged to Fort Worth Independent School District.

The accident occurred just before 5 p.m. at the corner of Forest Park Boulevard and Park Place Avenue in Fort Worth’s Fairmont-Southside neighborhood, a few blocks from the Fort Worth Zoo. According to officials, the bus was on its afternoon route home at the time.

MedStar Health, a non-profit healthcare company, responded to the accident and found that none of the children had been injured, nor were any of the school officials who were on board, including the driver.

Because no injuries had been reported to the police during the call alerting them to the collision, and because the accident was by then no longer in progress, the call was deemed Priority Three. These are low-risk, low-priority calls, which explains why MedStar was able to beat police to the scene.

In Texas, police generally strive to dispatch officers to a scene within 45 minutes of receiving a Priority Three call.

When police arrived on the scene, they confirmed MedStar’s assessment that there had been no injuries in the crash. When FWISD announced what had happened later, it repeated this conclusion.

As of press time, further details of the crash remain unknown.

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