Minor injuries reported after loaded school bus crashes near Arcola

ARCOLA, Texas – A school bus that was loaded with students was involved in a crash Thursday near Arcola.

The crash was reported about 8:30 a.m. near State Highway 6 and South Post Oak Boulevard.

Video from the scene showed the rear of the school bus had sustained significant damage. A black car at the scene appeared to have sustained significant damage to the front of the vehicle.

The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office shared a post on Twitter describing the crash as “major.” In a subsequent tweet, deputies said it appears some people on the bus suffered minor injuries.

Jason Albert, of Fort Bend County Emergency Services, said six people were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.

According to the Fort Bend Independent School District, the bus was headed to Baines Middle School and there were between 35 and 40 students aboard. The bus does not have seat belts, FBISD officials said.

Investigators did not immediately release a cause of the crash, but a student who was aboard the bus said he believes the car ran the red light at the intersection.

Drivers in the area were asked to seek an alternate route.

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