- Associated Press - Thursday, April 6, 2017

LUMBERTON, Texas (AP) - Police say a wreck that sent about two-dozen elementary school students to hospitals began when a school bus struck two other vehicles and careered into a ditch in southeast Texas.

Lumberton police say the bus struck the rear of a tractor-trailer then a pickup truck Wednesday afternoon, before traveling into the ditch on the opposite side of the road.

Police said Thursday that video aboard the bus will be examined to determine what happened.

The 43 children, all of them 9- and 10-year-olds, and five adults were returning to their Beaumont school after a field trip when the accident took place.

Beaumont school district spokeswoman Nakisha Burns says one student was airlifted to a Houston hospital and remained hospitalized Thursday. All other children have been released. A teacher remained hospitalized.


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