Temple ISD School Buses Involved in Crash En Route to Playoff Game
At least 15 people were injured when four Temple High School buses were involved in a crash with an 18-wheeler near Cameron Friday night.
The crash occurred east of Temple on FM 485 around 6:30 p.m. The buses were carrying band members, cheerleaders, the drill team, ROTC members. Details about the crash were scarce Friday evening, but witnesses reported seeing an 18-wheeler stopped on the side of the road and heavy damage to at least one bus. The 18-wheeler reportedly clipped the front of one of the buses, which started a chain reaction.
The 15 injured passengers were transported to Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Temple, but none of their injuries were believed to be severe.
Temple ISD issued the following statement following the collision:
"An accident took place between four Temple ISD buses on FM-485 on the way to tonight's playoff game in Bryan.
The buses included members of the band, cheerleaders, Kittens and ROTC.
Around 15 students suffered injuries that are not believed to be severe. They are being taken to the hospital in Cameron and Baylor Scott & White in Temple.
We are sending buses to pick up the students involved, and bring them back to Temple.
Parents: sponsors from your child's activity will be in touch about when to pick up your child.
We will keep you updated here and on our website, www.tisd.org when we receive new information."
The football team arrived in Bryan safely and played against Houston Stratford at Bryan High School.
We'll update this story as new information becomes available.