18-wheeler collides with Yoakum,Texas school bus

An 18-wheeler collided with the side of a Yoakum school district bus Tuesday morning, according to officials with the school district.

Tom Kelley, superintendent of Yoakum Independent School District, said the school bus was en route to drop off students at Yoakum campuses before 8 a.m. Tuesday when it was struck on the side while leaving the Yoakum Primary School Annex after dropping off primary school students.

Kelley said school nurses, Yoakum EMS and paramedics responded to the scene.

It was not clear how many students were on the bus at the time, but 63 students were registered to ride the bus, Kelley said.

The students on the bus would have been in first grade through high school grade levels, he said.

While some students were transported to a Yoakum hospital to be checked, no serious or life-threatening injuries were reported, Kelley said, and the bus driver was also uninjured.

Parents were notified of the incident Tuesday morning.

“The response of the school nurses, EMTs and paramedics were great. The accident was not too bad, and no one was seriously harmed, and we’re thankful and blessed for that,” Kelley said.

The name of the driver of the 18-wheeler was not available Tuesday morning.