School bus accident involving semi reported Thursday morning in Lubbock County

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LUBBOCK, Texas — A school bus driver and two children suffered serious injures Thursday after a school bus and an 18-wheeler collided in Lubbock County. 

The bus driver and two students were taken to the Covenant Medical Center emergency room. Among those three individuals, the driver and one student suffered serious injuries. The other student’s injuries were minor, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Nine more children were taken to University Medical Center, one with serious injures — the remaining eight with minor injuries, according to DPS.

At approximately 6:40 a.m., Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office responded to FM 1585 and County Road 2500 to reports of an accident involving a school bus carrying 11 students, according to DPS.

The bus was traveling northbound and the semi was going westbound. DPS later provided an update and said the school bus driver failed to yield the right of way. The driver of the 18-wheeler was not hurt, officials said.

The kids on the bus were going to Central Elementary, according to Lubbock Cooper ISD.

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