Lewisville, Texas — Two people are in critical condition following a Wednesday afternoon (12/18/2013) crash involving a school bus.
According to reports, the bus had (luckily) just dropped off the last child and was on its way to the nearby bus barn. The Durham school bus was traveling northbound on Railroad Street in Lewisville when it was struck by a GMC Envoy while crossing the Highway 121 Business intersection at around 4:45 p.m. The impact also forced the bus to veer into a Honda Civic which was stopped at a red light waiting to travel westbound on Texas 121 Business.
The two male occupants of the Envoy had to be extracted from the vehicle. The 46-year-old female bus driver, as well as the passenger of the Envoy, were transported to Medical Center of Plano by air ambulance (CareFlite). Both are listed in critical condition. The driver of the Envoy, 20-year-old Osiel Frias-Roberto, was taken to to Medical Center of Lewisville for minor injuries. No one in the Honda was reportedly injured.
Police and investigators found open containers of alcohol at the scene of the accident, and arrested the driver of the 2002 GMC Envoy (after he was treated for his injuries) on two counts of intoxication assault—a 3rd-degree felony. Osiel Frias-Roberto was taken to Lewisville City Jail to await arraignment.