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Elementary and Primary Education
Houston Independent School District
News Release
Friday, November 04, 2011

Hit-and-run causes minimal damage to GISD bus, one student to hospital with minor injury
Police apprehend driver after running red light, clipping GISD bus and failing to stop;
one Weis student transported to John Sealy hospital

Galveston, Texas – An alleged hit-and-run caused minimal damage to a Galveston ISD bus and sent one student to John Sealy hospital after reporting a minor injury. According to Galveston Police, a two-door Honda ran a red-light at the intersection of Ave. P and 45th Street, clipping the front-driver’s side tire at approximately 6:11 p.m. The driver then drove away, causing a short pursuit by police before he was apprehended.

The GISD bus had been traveling northbound through the intersection on 45th Street and Ave. P. The Honda ran the red light, traveling through the intersection going eastbound on Ave. P. It then struck the bus and sped off, with Galveston Police pursuing the vehicle after the accident was called in.

The bus had been carrying 24 students from Early Childhood University/Weis Middle School between the grades of Pre-Kindergarten and sixth grade. Emergency Medical Services transported one student to John Sealy hospital after reporting a minor arm injury. Officials from Galveston ISD called the parents of the injured student immediately following transport to the hospital.

All other students boarded another bus and were dropped off at home following an investigation that lasted approximately 45 minutes. The name of the Honda driver and what charges have been laid by Galveston police were not known at time of release.

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