2 Killed and 51 Injured in School Bus VS Cement Truck Crash on 2751 West SH 21 Caldwell Road [Bastrop, TX]

2 Killed and 51 Injured in School Bus VS Cement Truck Crash on 2751 West SH 21 Caldwell Road [Bastrop, TX]
2 Killed and 51 Injured in School Bus VS Cement Truck Crash on 2751 West SH 21 Caldwell Road [Bastrop, TX]

Young Boy Dead After School Bus Crash on 2751 West SH 21 Caldwell Road in Bastrop

Bastrop, TX (March 22, 2024) – On Friday, two people died including a young boy, and injured 51 others when a school bus crashed on 2751 West SH 21 Caldwell Road.

A cement truck collided with a school bus carrying over 40 pre-K students returning from a field trip to a Texas zoo on Friday. The collision resulted in the deaths of a boy on the bus and a man in another vehicle, as reported by authorities.

The crash caused the bus to roll over on the highway on the rural outskirts of Austin, leading to a heavy emergency vehicle presence and a shutdown of traffic for hours. 

The collision left the bus’s roof crumpled and another nearby vehicle almost destroyed, with personal items scattered across the road.

Kevin Parker, the division chief of Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services, reported that four critically injured individuals were airlifted from the crash site, while six others with potentially serious injuries were taken by ambulance. 

An ambulance bus also transported about 10 other patients with minor injuries to a children’s hospital. 

The bus was carrying 44 students and 11 adults from the Hays Consolidated Independent School District at the time of the accident.

Eric Wright, the school district superintendent, mourned the loss of a “precious young boy,” a pre-K student at Tom Green Elementary School in Buda, and noted that 51 others were injured, including the bus driver, marking a “horrible and tragic day for our school district.”

The collision occurred around 2 p.m. when the concrete truck, heading in the opposite direction, veered into the bus’s lane and struck it head-on, causing the bus to roll over, according to Sgt. Deon Cockrell of the Texas Department of Public Safety

The other fatality occurred in a vehicle that was either behind the bus or part of the collision with the concrete truck. Cockrell confirmed that the truck driver was cooperating with the investigation, and by evening, all the children had been reunited with their families, as stated by Wright.


Sweet Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of the deceased victims. May the bereaved find solace and strength in this extremely difficult time.


Protecting the Rights of the Innocent: A Call for Justice

In the wake of such tragic events, where innocent lives are cut short and families are left to navigate unimaginable grief, the importance of seeking justice and accountability cannot be overstated.

The devastating crash on 2751 West SH 21 Caldwell Road involving a school bus and a cement truck, leading to the loss of a young student and a man, alongside numerous injuries, underscores the urgent need for compassionate and skilled legal representation.

At Sweet Lawyers, our wrongful death attorneys are committed to serving as a beacon of hope and support for families affected by such heartbreaking circumstances.

We understand the profound impact of losing a loved one under tragic circumstances and are dedicated to guiding families through the legal process with empathy, respect, and expertise.

Our team is poised to investigate the accident’s circumstances thoroughly, advocate for the rightful compensation of the bereaved families, and ensure that the responsible parties are held accountable.

We stand ready to provide the legal support necessary to navigate this difficult time, allowing families to focus on healing and honoring the memory of their loved ones.

If your family is facing the aftermath of a wrongful death incident, we invite you to reach out to Sweet Lawyers. Let us be your ally in pursuing justice and the quest for peace.

Together, we can fight for the rights of the innocent and ensure that such tragedies are met with the full force of the law.

For more information and to schedule a consultation, visit our website at Sweet Lawyers or call us at (800) 674-7852. Our hearts are with you, and our doors are always open to help.

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