Two special needs children are recovering from injuries after school bus accident

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POSTED: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 8:40am

UPDATED: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 9:57am

Two special needs children are recovering from injuries after their school bus was hit by a car. Police say an elderly woman was driving when she slammed into the bus, Matt Fernandez reports.

A Harlingen I.S.D. bus was on it's way to Coakley Middle School and Harlingen South High School to drop off eight special needs students on Monday morning, but before the bus made it to it's destination, it was involved in an accident with a Chrysler Sebring at the intersection of B & Grant Street.

Harlingen Public Information Officer, David Osborn stated, "The Sebring had a stop sign, but did not stop at the stop sign and proceeded through the intersection, at that point the bus had the right of way and collided with that vehicle."

Police say two of the special needs students sustained minor injuries. They were treated on scene and released back to their schools. Parent Robert Ceniceros, who had a 4 year-old daughter, says drivers need to be more cautious around school buses, "It's pretty scary especially having a daughter, I think they should pay more attention."

As for the female elderly driver of the Sebring Harlingen police say emergency crews had to extract her from the vehicle.

Police say the elderly couple were taken to the hospital with unknown injuries, as for the students on the bus, they were transported onto a new bus and taken to school.

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