• December 12, 2022

16 Injured in Church Bus Overturn Accident on Uvalde Rd in Houston, TX

Houston, TX — December 11, 2022, three adults and 13 children were injured when a church bus overturned on Uvalde Road in Harris County.

Authorities say the incident happened around 12:30 p.m. near an apartment complex on Uvalde Road near Wallisville Road. Preliminary investigation suggests the bus was transporting people home after church when the the driver may have tried to turn left at too high a speed. The bus overturned on its side in the roadway.

An adult aboard the bus reportedly suffered critical injuries and was rushed to an area hospital. Two other adults and 13 children were also transported for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

The investigation is ongoing but investigators noted the bus driver showed no signs of impairment.

No further information is available at this time.

Commentary on Church Bus Accident on Uvalde Rd in Houston

Police suspect the bus was traveling too fast when it turned. That could certainly explain it tipping over and I have no reason to doubt their assessment, but I hope they'll carefully consider any and all other possible factors as well. If poor road conditions or design, vehicle malfunctions, or other unusual issues played a part that's important information to know--especially because someone was seriously injured. Even if a moment's carelessness was really the sole factor, that may raise follow-up questions about who all should be held accountable for the damage done.

If there's anything positive to say about this, it's that most of the other passengers' injuries appear to be minor. It's a relief any time children involved in a crash like this aren't hurt worse, but I hope they'll still be carefully evaluated to ensure things are really as they seem. Because their bodies are still growing and changing, kids who suffer injuries adults might shrug off run the risk of healing incorrectly. That can have major complications further down the line, so it's important to give this matter the attention it deserves now and not regret it later.

16 Injured in Church Bus Overturn Accident on Uvalde Rd in Houston, TX
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