8 children taken to hospital following school bus accident

Authorities are investigating an auto accident involving a school bus that ended with eight students being taken to a hospital for observation.

San Benito Consolidated Independent School District (CISD) officials confirmed the accident happened with one of their buses on FM 509 on Thursday morning.

Officials confirmed a school bus carrying students from Riverside Middle School, Veterans Memorial Academy and San Benito High School was involved in a minor accident.

Based on initial reports, a vehicle traveling northbound sideswiped the bus while it was traveling on the southbound lane, causing minor damage to the bus. Although there were no injuries reported, paramedics took eight students to a local hospital for observation. San Benito CISD Transportation Director Rolando Monsevalles said the school district is in the process of notifying the parents of the students involved.

Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) state troopers are investigating the accident.