Bus crashes near intersection of South University, Park Hill


    A charter bus carrying TCU students to Arlington to view the TCU-LSU football game struck a utility pole at the 2500 block of South University Drive, near the intersection with Park Hill Drive, Saturday afternoon.

    An officer at the scene said the bus, which was operated by Dignity Outreach Center Inc. of Dallas, was carrying 50 passengers. 

    There were 24 passengers at the scene when MedStar arrived, Shaun Curtis, an operations supervisor for MedStar, said. Of those 24, nine sustained minor injuries. 

    Four of the nine who were injured were taken to Harris Methodist Hospital while the other five were treated at the scene, he said.  There were no reports of serious injuries. 

    The bus driver told investigators he intentionally rolled the bus up on the curb to avoid hitting cars after he was concerned about a problem with the brakes.

    Some of the bus' windows were broken and there was glass lying on the front yards of houses near the accident.

    The Fort Worth police received a call about the crash at 3:17 p.m. and a police unit arrived at 3:32 p.m., according to the incident report. 

    TCU and Fort Worth police had cleared the scene and the bus is no longer there. Repeated attempts to contact the Fort Worth police via telephone for comment have gone unanswered. 

    This story was updated at 6:43 p.m. on Saturday, August 30, 2013.