Nine Students Hospitalized After Bus Rolls Down Embankment

A school bus rolled off the road and slid down an embankment, causing nine students to be injured. (Photo from dfw.cbslocal.com.)

Nine students were injured when a school bus rolled down an embankment on Thursday after being hit by another car and then landed on its side off of Interstate 30 in Dallas, 21 CBS DFW reported

The bus driver received praise for avoiding a more serious outcome.

According to the article, students said the Bishop Dunne Catholic School bus did not have seat belts, and “students went flying.” Students said they saw their peers covered in blood and many students were crying.

The students and the bus driver were taken to the hospital, and the one other remaining student on board was uninjured and released to their parents. Passengers in the other vehicles were uninjured.

The article reported all that students were released from the hospital on Thursday night. However, the bus driver remained hospitalized for tests and observation.

Dallas Fire-Rescue said as many as four vehicles were involved in the crash. The cause of the crash is under investigation by the Dallas Police.

The article reported the bus driver is being credited for keeping the students safe.