RAINS COUNTY, Texas (KETK) – Six students and a driver were taken to a Tyler hospital after a Alba-Golden ISD bus was involved in a head on crash on FM 17 Saturday morning, according Rains County Sheriff’s Office.
Officials said, the bus was taking the students to a UIL academic meet when the crash happened around 6:45 a.m. near the 800 block of FM 17. According to Texas DPS, the crash occurred after a white Hyundai Elantra crossed the center line of FM 17 and hit the front left side of the bus.
“Pending the DPS investigation, the AGISD bus driver was not at fault,” Alba-Golden ISD Superintendent Macie Thompson said in a release.
First responders arrived on the crash scene quickly before the six students and driver were taken to a CHRISTUS Mother Francis Hospital in Tyler, according to authorities. Alba-Golden ISD announced that there were no major injuries and as of 4:25 p.m., all had been released from the hospital.
“Thank you to the UIL sponsors, district staff and first responders who arrived quickly on scene to take care of our students and those involved in the accident,” Thompson said. “Our students were in very good hands this morning. We are very thankful that the injuries of the students and bus driver were not any more severe than they were.”