LAMPASAS, Texas (AP) — An Oklahoma school bus that hydroplaned on a wet road and crashed in Central Texas last month, injuring everyone onboard nearly, was traveling at an unsafe speed for the conditions, in accordance with a Texas Department of Transportation report.
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The bus crossed in to the wrong lane on Sept. 29 since it was creating a left hand curve on U.S. 281 near Lampasas, 60 miles (100 kilometers) northwest of Austin, the report said. Cleveland Elementary School principal Ty Bell, who was simply driving the bus, took “faulty evasive action” and overcorrected, which caused him to reduce control of the automobile, the report said.
Officials said the bus rolled and struck a fence over .
The unsafe speed managed to get problematic for Bell to keep control of the bus. The citation doesn’t invariably mean Bell was speeding, officials said.
Bell was up-to-date on his training and had a valid license to operate a vehicle the bus, records show.
The bus was carrying 27 folks from Cleveland Elementary School and was going to Sea World in San Antonio for a field trip.
Lampasas Police Department Assistant Chief Jody Cummings said students and staff were taken up to local hospitals to take care of bruises, scrapes plus some broken bones. Bell was the only person not injured. There have been no fatalities.
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