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JUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Seven students were injured when their school bus swerved out of control on a rural road and toppled into a roadside ditch.

The Northwest Independent School District said 18 students from Justin Elementary School were in the bus when the accident happened about 3:15 p.m. Tuesday on Farm-to-Market Road 407, about 5 miles west of Justin and 23 miles north of Fort Worth.

The Texas Department of Public Safety reports the students were taken to a hospital for examinations, but none of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening.

The two-lane road is straight at that point, and DPS Lt. Lonny Haschel said the bus driver apparently overcorrected when the right front wheel slipped off the pavement and lost control of the bus, toppling it onto its side in the ditch.


This story has been corrected to revise spelling of trooper’s first name and accident time from 4 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.