Several students were transported to Livingston Memorial Hospital for precautionary reasons.
Driver Rear Ends School Bus, Several Hospitalized, LIVINGSTON, November 17, 2012 - Shortly before 4 pm on November 16, 2012, a Livingston ISD school bus had just picked up some kids on US-190 West, on the east bound side. Just as the school bus was pulling away from it's stop, it was slammed from behind by a tan 2003 Cadillac Deville driven by, Tanya Vinette Weber, 51, of Livingston. Weber was also east-bound and failed to notice the school bus in front of her. The collision caused Weber's vehicle to leave the pavement to the right and down into the grass where it came to rest. The bus stopped on the road. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with officers from Livingston Police Department, deputies from the Polk County Sheriff's Office and Trooper David Flowers with the Texas Highway Patrol. Weber was treated at the scene and transported to Livingston Memorial Hospital with undisclosed injuries. Several students on the bus were also treated and transported to Livingston Memorial for for precautionary reasons. The right lane of traffic was blocked during investigation and cleanup. Accoring to Trooper Flowers, Tanya Weber was cited for failure to control speed and no driver's license. Weber's vehicle was recovered by Harwood Wrecker Service and will be stored at 101 Harwood drive in Livingston.
Tanya Weber's 2003 Cadillac Deville appears totaled after slamming into the rear of a LISD school bus. Trooper David Flowers (pictured at left) is the investigating officer.
The damage to the school bus was minimal.
Livingston Fire Chief, Corky Cochran went into the bus to check on the kids.