School bus driver involved in fiery crash 'did everything right'

By Mark Boyle - Reporter

CYPRESS, Texas - The Cypress-Fairbanks Independent District bus driver involved in a fiery crash says she has replayed the crash over and over in her head.

Kathy Wilson has worked and driven buses for Cy-Fair ISD for more than 20 years and says Wednesday's collision between her bus and an SUV was one her most frightening experiences.

"When I looked up, all of the students were running towards me and I asked if they were OK. I kept asking if they were OK and they said, 'Yes, but there is smoke,'" Wilson said.

Police say the driver of the SUV lost control and slammed into the back of the bus while it was stopped at a red light at the intersection of Greenhouse Road and Clay in Cypress.

Wilson says one thing that has bothered her was how she didn't, "go to the back of the bus to make sure no one else was in the back of the bus."

However, her supervisor says everyone got off the bus without serious injuries and Wilson did everything right.

There were 17 Cy-Lakes High School students on the bus at the time and eight were rushed to the hospital for injuries. By Thursday morning, all had been released.

Charges are pending in this case and records indicate the driver of the SUV that burst into flames was driven by a man who was from out of town and had rented the car from Dallas. He is expected to be OK as well.

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