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Polk County – Bus versus Tractor Trailer Collision on US 59

Posted on Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 at 4:20 am    

The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a rear-end collision between a Corrigan-Camden ISD bus and a truck tractor on US Highway 59, Monday.

At around 7:00 a.m., authorities received a call reporting a car accident near Moscow. According to initial reports, a 2014 IC school bus was heading south on the highway when it was rear-ended by a Volvo truck tractor semi-trailer that was traveling along the southbound lanes. Police said that the Volvo was not able to control its speed which resulted in a collision.

Eight students were onboard the bus during the incident–five of them were rushed to a hospital for evaluation and treatment. The extent of their injuries was not disclosed. No word on whether the drivers of the two vehicles sustained injuries.

An investigation is underway.

Our deepest sympathies to the victim of this unfortunate event. We strongly believe that the Polk County Police Department will do everything to bring those responsible to justice.

Injuries caused by vehicle collisions can vary from crash to crash. Some injuries may heal within a span of days while others could paralyze a victim’s body for a month. The most commonly known car accident injuries include neck and chest and head and back injuries. Broken and ligament damages are also quite common.

Being a victim of a collision is an overwhelming experience. If you are a passenger in a car involved in crash, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention for yourself and anyone who needs it. After this, you’ll want to alert your insurance provider regarding damages or injuries you sustained from the collision. To submit a claim, you would need to gather documents supporting your claim. These may include a video of the scene or a photograph of the damages to the vehicles, police reports stating the facts of the accident, and medical records indicating the severity of your injury, to name a few.

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