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Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2006 12:00 pm | Updated: 3:17 pm, Wed Aug 15, 2012.

By Jimmie Ferguson

Killeen Daily Herald

A Killeen Independent School District special needs bus collided Monday afternoon with a car driven by a teacher heading home from school.

The collision, in which no one was injured, occurred at 4:15 p.m. Monday on North W.S. Young Drive at the intersection of Duncan Avenue.

"They were lucky that they were wearing their restraints," said Capt. Wayne Rutherford, the chief of Killeen Fire Department's Emergency Medical Services, referring to the five students on the bus. "They are all fine."

Rutherford said anytime there's a school bus accident, the fire department responds with an ambulance, an engine company and a supervisor.

Children on special needs buses wear restraints – a four-point tie down and a lap belt, said Bill Evans, a KISD transportation maintenance technician.

"We didn't have any wheelchair students on the bus," Evans said.

The bus was on Duncan and was making a left turn onto W.S. Young, and the bus driver was heading south on W.S. Young in the inside lane, said Killeen police officer Bobby Castillo, who investigated the accident. "The bus driver said a van in the outside lane on W.S. Young blinded her from seeing the small Mazda sports car. When she pulled out, she struck the car in the right rear quarter panel."

Contact Jimmie Ferguson at jferguson@kdhnews.com

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