The Maverick County Sheriff Department and Eagle Pass Fire Department Emergency Medical Technicians responded to a motor vehicle accident involving a Eagle Pass Independent School District Bus and a Black 2007 Pontiac G 6 at around 4:30 pm on Monday December 18, 2017.
The accident occurred at the corner of El Indio Highway and Wilwood St. as the School District bus was dropping off students from Memorial Junior High School.
Official reports state that 6 people were hurt during the accident including 5 students and one adult who were all transported to the Fort Duncan Regional Medical Center emergency room for medical treatment.
Maverick County Sheriff Tom Schmerber states that the bus was impacted by the Pontiac G 6 which in turn went and hit a 2017 Buick Envision.
The Texas Department of Public Safety has taken over the investigation process of the accident.
There have been a couple accidents involving school district buses in the past years including the tragic accident back on November 2015 which resulted in the death of 60 year old Mark Rogers from Corpus Christi. Rogers was tragically killed and a female was seriously injured in an auto accident with an Eagle Pass Independent School District bus at the intersection of Loop 480 and El Indio Highway (FM 1021).
Another accident occurred in the same are on January 2016 as a school bus carrying 33 students involved in an auto accident near the intersection of FM 1021 and Loop 480. Luckily none of the 33 students appeared to be injured.
Back in October 2014 another school bus suffered a accident when it was transporting 19 pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students from the Rosita Valley Literacy Academy.