The driver of a minivan was flown to a Tyler hospital after a two-vehicle collision occurred early Monday evening on Texas 19 just a few miles north of Palestine.
According to Department of Public Safety Trooper Leonard Sandifer, the crash occurred at about 5 p.m. Monday, when a maroon Dodge Caravan rear-ended a GoBus that was attempting to turn left onto Anderson County Road 413.
“The GoBus was traveling south on Texas 19 toward Palestine and the minivan was traveling behind it,” Sandifer reported. “When the bus slowed down to turn left on 413, it was struck in the rear by the minivan.”
The driver of the minivan, a male, was transported by helicopter to a Tyler hospital for a broken leg and other injuries. The man's wife and three children, who also were in the vehicle, were transported to Palestine Regional Medical Center with minor injuries.
“The bus driver was transported with serious, but not life-threatening injuries to PRMC by ambulance,” Sandifer said. “A single passenger in the GoBus was uninjured.”
The cause of the wreck, the trooper said, was failure to control speed by the minivan driver.