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6 children have minor injuries in North Texas school bus crash; SUV driver critical

The school district says traffic on State Highway 78 will be impacted until further notice.

LAVON, Texas — Six children had minor injuries in a school bus crash in North Texas on Thursday morning, and the driver of an SUV was in critical condition, officials said.

The crash happened on State Highway 78 in Lavon, according to a letter to parents from the Community Independent School District.

Lavon police said the bus was turning southbound onto the highway when it was struck by an SUV. 

As a result, parts of the highway were shut down.

Traffic maps suggest that the closure was near the Main Street entrance to the highway.

The district said the accident happened near the Lake Pointe neighborhood. All students and the bus driver are said to to be OK, according to the district. Police said there were six children taken to the hospital with minor injuries. 

The driver of the SUV has potentially serious injuries, police said.

Due to the partial shutdown, the district said their route scheduled would be delayed, and they were working to get students to class as soon as possible.

Community ISD sent the following letter to parents:

"This morning Bus 204 was involved in an accident near the Lake Pointe neighborhood on SH 78. We have confirmed that all students and the bus driver are okay, though some minor injuries were sustained. All parents of students involved in the accident have been notified, and many are already on scene. We want to thank the first responders who quickly arrived on scene and took care of our students and bus driver.

Because of this accident, portions of SH 78 have been shut down until further notice. With this shutdown, there will be some delays to our regular route schedule, but we are working hard to get all students to campus as quickly as possible.

We appreciate your understanding and patience as we work to resolve this situation. At this time, no further information is available."

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