Houston church bus crash leaves 16 injured, including 13 children

HOUSTON — Sixteen people, including 13 children, were injured Sunday after a small church bus overturned near a Houston-area apartment, authorities said.

The bus, belonging to a Baptist church, overturned and landed on its side after the driver attempted to turn left in a northeast Harris County neighborhood around 12:30 p.m., Lt. Simon Cheng said, from the county sheriff’s office.

“We are grateful that no one was seriously injured,” Cheng said.

Witnesses at an apartment complex told investigators the bus appeared to be speeding up, Cheng said.

All 16 people on board the bus – 13 children and three adults – were taken to hospital. The children were between 1 and 16 years old.

It’s unclear how fast the driver was going, but the speed limit on the road was 30 mph (48 km/h), Cheng said.

The driver will likely receive a subpoena, but investigators are still determining whether charges could be brought in the case, Cheng said.

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