College Bus Strikes Utility Pole on the way to the Opener

A bus that was transporting TCU students to the Horned Frogs’ opening game with LSU struck a utility pole late Saturday afternoon, injuring nine passengers who were on board the bus.

TCU students were headed to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, where No. 20 TCU opens its 2013 season against the 12th-ranked LSU Tigers in the Cowboys Classic.

Official reports state that the bus accident occurred around 3:20 p.m. on Saturday in the 2500 block of South University Drive, approximately two blocks north of the Fort Worth campus.

The bus driver reportedly rolled the bus up onto the curb intentionally because of concerns about a perceived problem with the brakes on the bus.

According to a statement given by a MedStar spokesperson to local media, there had been approximately 50 people on board the chartered bus, operated by Dignity Outreach Center of Dallas. Four of the nine people that were hurt in the incident were transported to a local hospital to be checked out. No injuries were reported to be serious.

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