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Published on April 24, 2024
School Bus Crash on San Antonio's US Hwy 90 Sends Two to Hospital, Spares Students from HarmSource: Google Street View

Chaos erupted on a busy San Antonio highway earlier today when a school bus, part of the Pre-K for SA program, was involved in a serious accident. The incident, which occurred around 8 a.m. on the eastbound lanes of U.S. Highway 90 West near Interstate 35 and Nogalitos Street, led to a temporary shutdown of the area as emergency responders rushed to the scene. According to FOX San Antonio, two people were taken to the hospital, with one in critical condition.

Further reports by the San Antonio Police Department confirmed that the school bus was heading to Pre-K 4 SA's West Center, aiming to quickly pick up a class for an upcoming field trip. Fortunately, no children were onboard at the time of the crash. A representative for the Pre-K for SA emphasized the gravity of the situation and their relief that students weren't involved. "The safety and security of our children and staff is our utmost priority," Rachel Trevino stated in remarks obtained by KENS 5.

The San Antonio Fire Department, alongside police, were on-site managing the accident, which included not just the bus but also multiple cars. Woody Woodward, a spokesman for the fire department, informed the public that there were "no children on the bus," but there was a "possible injury to the driver of an additional vehicle." At least three individuals were reported to have been transported to the hospital for treatment, intensifying the urgency of the situation.

Authorities worked to slowly allow backed-up traffic to pass the accident scene before closing the eastbound lanes entirely. Motorists were advised to avoid the area entirely to allow emergency personnel to efficiently manage the aftermath of the accident. The investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing, and crews continue to work to clear the area and restore normal traffic flow as quickly and safely as possible, according to FOX San Antonio