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May 8, 2013 1:52 PM by Rachel Cole

9 Children on Bus Taken to Emergency Room

ARANSAS PASS -- A very scary morning for some parents in Aransas Pass, after a school bus full of children was plowed into by a car.

Aransas Pass Superintendent Doctor Royce Avery says a blue Jeep Cherokee smashed into the back of the bus right in front of the school.

"There was a total of about 30-35 kids on the bus," Dr. Avery.

9 of those Charlie Marshall Elementary students were rushed to the emergency room to be checked out for injuries.

"First thing in the morning kids getting ready to be dropped off at this building and again the car just kind of, the gentleman said he had been working late, fell asleep or whatever, but he rear-ended the bus," Dr. Avery said.

He says the parents of the specific students injured were called immediately

"The parents have been notified, it's just been a scary little situation where you know you have to calm them down and we have to call in order to transport the kids to the emergency room and we've done that so it worked out real well," Dr. Royce said.

One young lady in the neck brace was one of the children who was picked up by her parents.

"Some of the parents wanted to make sure so they transported their own kids to their own physicians,"

As for the driver of the jeep, he was just passing through the school zone. Police say the driver was also checked out by medics, they say because the traffic accident is under investigation, he hasn't been cited.

Doctor Averyav says he's just happy everyone is okay, he went to the ER to make sure all the students are being cared for and treated for any injuries.

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