LUBBOCK, Texas — Around 7:20 a.m. Thursday, Lubbock Fire and Rescue responded to a car crash involving a New Deal school bus and a pick-up at North University Avenue and Regis Street.
A pick-up collided with a school bus after failing to control its speed and failing to yield to the bus that was stopped at a residence to pick up children, according to DPS.
Sgt. Johnny Bures with DPS said a similar situation happened a few weeks prior.
“The drivers failed to control speed. We had a bus that was stopped and they just finished loading passengers on it,” Bures said.
The driver of the pick-up, later identified as Brandon Lamar Mosley, 25, of Lubbock, was trapped in the wreckage. After he was extracted from the vehicle, EMS then took him to the University Medical Center with serious injuries, according to DPS.
Eleven children were on the bus with three children complaining of injuries, according to DPS.
One child was transported to UMC to be cleared of injuries, according to DPS.
The driver of the bus, Janet Lynn Burkhead, 41, of Lubbock was taken to UMC for “possible injuries” DPS said.
“A lot of times I think folks may be distracted, especially early in the morning. They’re trying to get to work and stuff like that, you know, you got stuff on your mind. So, you wanna just make sure that you’re focused,” Bures said.
Bures said people should be more aware of busses and school zones.
“Fines could reach up to a thousand dollars, and fines are double in school zones,” Bures said.