5 Southwest ISD students, bus driver released from hospital after crash involving 18-wheeler

One student remains hospitalized in stable condition, district officials say

3 students, bus driver hospitalized after school bus carrying SWISD students hit by 18-wheeler (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIOUpdate (3 p.m., Thursday):

Five of the six students and a bus driver who were hospitalized after a crash involving a school bus and an 18-wheeler Wednesday afternoon have been released.

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Southwest Independent School District officials confirmed the status of the students and bus driver to KSAT Thursday.

There is one victim who is still recovering in the hospital, but district officials said the Scobee Middle School student was in stable condition.

We’ll bring more updates as they become available.

Original:

Six middle school students and a bus driver were taken to the hospital after they were struck by an 18-wheeler Wednesday afternoon, according to a spokesperson with the Southwest Independent School District.

The crash happened around 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, at the intersection of Loop 1604 and Highway 90.

Southwest ISD says 20 students from Scobee Middle School were on the bus when it was hit by an 18-wheeler. San Antonio police later added that the trailer ran a red light before it struck the bus.

Six students and the driver are reportedly stable, according to SWISD.

The other students were evaluated at the scene and released to their parents or guardians.

The district says counseling and support services will be provided to the affected students and their families to assist them during this time.

“Our thoughts are with all the students involved in this incident, and we are grateful for your support and understanding during this challenging time,” said Southwest ISD in a statement.


About the Authors:

Victoria Lopez is a Digital Journalist at KSAT. Before joining the team in July 2022, she worked as a Digital Reporter at CBS 4 Rio Grande Valley and Local 23 News. Victoria graduated with a degree in Mass Communications — Public Relations from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

Cody King is a digital journalist for KSAT 12. She previously worked for WICS/WRSP 20 in Springfield, Illinois.