Jefferson County Rear-End Crash with School Bus Kills One

Jefferson County Rear-End Crash with School Bus Kills One

A rear-end crash with a school bus near Beaumont, Texas resulted in the death of one person. The Jefferson County rear-end crash occurred early on the morning of Monday, April 5. It was reported to the authorities at around 7:15 a.m.

According to the details shared by the Texas Department of Public Safety, the deceased victim was driving a Dodge minivan at the time of the crash. He was identified as David Eugene Stickler, 56, of Biloxi.

The school bus involved in the crash was transporting students to school when the incident took place. The bus belonged to the Hardin Jefferson Independent School District. The bus was headed eastbound along Highway 90. As the bus drew close to McDermand Road, the bus driver slowed down to make a right turn.

This was when the minivan, traveling right behind the bus, crashed into its rear. The sheer impact of the collision caused serious damage to the minivan. Stickler, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle, suffered critical injuries and became trapped inside the vehicle. He later died of his injuries on the scene of the accident.

Once the first responders and paramedics reached the crash scene, all the students on board were evaluated for injuries. The evaluation revealed that none of the students was injured. The driver of the bus also remained relatively safe but was still taken to the Baptist Beaumont Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

In the meanwhile, a second bus was dispatched to the scene of the accident. This bus picked up the students and took them to the school.

The eastbound lanes of Highway 90 were shut down to traffic for some time following the Jefferson County rear-end crash. These lanes remained closed as on-site investigation and cleanup was conducted.

In rear-end collisions, one of the two vehicles is typically at fault. This means that the victim can seek compensatory damages from the at-fault party with help from a Texas car accident lawyer.

Source: https://www.sunherald.com/news/local/counties/harrison-county/article250472716.html

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