A collision between a small truck and Waxahachie ISD school bus occurred just before 7 a.m. Monday at the Shackelford Elementary campus. The accident resulted with the driver of the truck being transported by air ambulance to a Dallas hospital.
Dale Sigler, Waxahachie Police assistant chief, explained the bus had three students on board and was stopped on Butcher Road as it prepared to make a left-hand turn into the bus drop-off lane. At that time, the small truck collided into the left rear of the bus, leaving half of the vehicle smashed under the back of the bus.
The driver of the truck was a Hispanic male — age unknown — and was taken from the scene by Air Evac Lifeteam to Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.
“It didn’t appear to be life-threatening injuries, but we hate to make any pre-decisions on that,” Sigler said.
Brittany Griffith, Shackelford Elementary assistant principal, also responded to the scene of the accident.
Jenny Bridges, WISD Communications Director, confirmed the driver of the bus was not at fault, and the three students were safe.
“We are so glad that our driver and students are safe and we are praying for the driver of the vehicle,” Bridges said.
Sigler updated the Daily Light on Wednesday that the hospitalized male did not sustain life-threatening injuries.
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