Eighteen people were injured in a charter bus crash early last Sunday morning, according to Texas authorities.
A news release by the state Department of Public Safety said, the El Conejo passenger bus, traveling from Dallas to Oklahoma City, struck a concrete barrier on Interstate 35 near Sanger, about 50 miles north of Dallas.
While the bus didn’t overturn, some passengers were ejected through side windows that opened and broke upon impact.
The accident happened when the driver of the bus tried to avoid a vehicle that had swerved in front of him.
There was a total of 33 passengers onboard the bus at the time of the crash. Those injured were taken to area hospitals, while one person was airlifted in serious condition. The other injuries appeared to be non-life threatening and ranged from bruises to broken bones.
No further information available at this time. The investigation is ongoing.
Update: Commercial vehicle enforcement officials who inspected the bus did not find any mechanical problems, and found the tires were OK and the driver’s log was in order.
Officials believe the bus driver’s medical condition may have caused him to crash.