Special needs bus plunges off downtown overpass; 3 injured




Posted on October 4, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 12 at 2:30 AM

SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- A 7-year-old boy and two adults are recovering in the hospital after a school bus plunged off an I-37 overpass in the downtown area, police say.

Leslie Price, spokeswoman for the San Antonio Independent School District, said the bus is for special needs students.

San Antonio police Sgt. Javier Salazar said the northbound bus plunged about 15 feet to the access road below after colliding with a car around 4:30 p.m.

All three were taken to University Hospital in stable condition.

"The two adults suffered possibly some broken bones and the child, from what I understand, just some minor facial injuries," Salazar said.

The bus sustained heavy damage to the front end after smashing into the concrete near the Comfort Inn Suites, 505 Live Oak -- about a half mile north of the Alamodome.

The accident snarled traffic during rush hours as crews worked to clear the other vehicle from the roadway.

The driver of that vehicle was uninjured, police said.

The hotel manager said no guests were injured.