Suburban runs red light, crashes into school bus

FORT WORTH -- A speeding SUV ran a red light and crashed into a Fort Worth school bus Wednesday morning, sending both drivers to the hospital, said Fort Worth police.

It happened around 8:30 a.m. at East Maddox Avenue and South Riverside Drive.

The SUV rolled onto its side, trapping the driver. The Fort Worth Fire Department used a saw to cut through the windshield and rescue him.

"We've got some tools specifically for cutting through the windshield and pulling some of the stuff out of the way so we can pull a driver out that way," said Battalion Chief Richard Harrison.

The SUV driver was transported to JPS with serious injuries, including lacerations on his face, said authorities.

The bus driver was taken to the hospital as a precaution, but she is expected to be okay.

One 12-year-old student was also on the bus, but was not injured. That seventh grader made it to Dunbar Middle School safely after the crash.

Police are still investigating what caused the incident, and say the driver of the SUV could get a ticket.

It took authorities about an hour to clear the wreck, but there is some damage to the side of a laundromat near the intersection.

The impact pushed the bus against the building, but concrete poles prevented it from crashing through.


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