BASTROP — A personal injury lawsuit has been filed on the behalf of a minor who was reportedly injured in a Bastrop ISD school bus after an 18-wheeler truck allegedly ran a red light and collided with the bus.
The lawsuit was filed against World Trade Distribution Inc., which the suit claims owns the truck that collided with the bus.
The lawsuit states the driver of the truck was traveling on Highway 71 on Oct. 24, when he allegedly ran a red light and collided with the side of the school bus, which contained approximately 20 children.
According to the lawsuit, the minor suffered lacerations and a head injury that caused him to lose consciousness for five to 10 minutes.
The lawsuit states the driver of the truck allegedly hit the school bus more than 13 seconds after his light turned yellow.
The lawyers handling the case for the plaintiff stated they do not know exactly what the cause of the crash is yet, but this lawsuit will allow them to conduct a thorough investigation and to make sure this doesn't happen again.
KVUE has reached out to World Trade Distribution Inc. and Bastrop ISD for a statement on the lawsuit. This story will be updated once received.
You can find a complete copy of the lawsuit below: