– A bus driver for the Wylie school district has been fired after the school bus she was driving crashed into a suburban Dallas home.
The bus carrying 16 students to Wylie East High School crashed into the house yesterday morning, leaving the driver with minor injuries. None of the students were hurt. The owner of the house wasn't home.
The driver told investigators the crash happened as she was turning left and the bus accelerator stuck.
Commerce – Three people are taken to area hospitals following a two-vehicle accident in Commerce Tuesday morning at the intersection of HW 50 and Culver.
According to Commerce Police Chief Kerry Crews, drivers of an SUV headed westbound on Culver and a truck going southbound on HW 50 both stated they had a green light. The truck struck the front right quarterpanel of the SUV with its front left corner, causing the back of both to strike each other, sending both vehicles in opposite directions.
– Three taken to area hospitals following Tuesday morning accident in Commerce; Collin County bus crashes into residence with children on board; Despite Tuesday accidents, holiday weekend proved pretty safe on area roadways; Greenville preparing for National Night Out; Local railroad traffic to be discussed in Wednesday meeting.
Greenville – The Greenville City Council is scheduled to discuss potential amendments to the city's charter during Tuesday's work session beginning at 5 p.m.
A Citizens Charter Review Committee is to be appointed by the Council in the near future. The committee will be charged with coming up with recommendations on how to improve rules and regulations governing how the council, the city administration and related agencies do business.
Collin County – A school bus carrying students from Wylie East High School crashed into a residence this morning, but none of the 13 students on board were injured. No one inside the home was injured either.
The driver of the bus said that the accelerator got stuck, causing her to lose control. She was treated for cuts and bruises.
Collin County authorities say upon arrival they found the front part of the bus inside the home.
Greenville – Railroad traffic throughout Northeast Texas will be discussed Wednesday. The board of the Northeast Texas Rural Rail Transportation District (NETEX) is set to convene at 2 p.m. at the Hunt County Courthouse.
Agenda items include but are not limited to possible action on hiring a consultant firm, the adoption of the NETEX budget for the coming year and a discussion of legal issues related to the encroachment of property owners adjacent to the NETEX, as well as a report on operations of the Blacklands Railroad.
Greenville – They're planning for a national night out in Greenville. Preparations are underway for next month's local observance of the National Night Out Crime Prevention Initiative.
The event is sponsored each year by the National Association Town Watch to encourage people across the country to come together and get to know each other, plus meet with law enforcement authorities and learn ways to prevent crime, drug abuse and violence in their community.