KETR Local
4:47 am
Sun September 7, 2008

Juvenile in custody after accident with school bus

Greenville – Poor driving by a Greenville juvenile results in several traffic violations including a minor accident with a school bus.

Greenville Police Officers were dispatched Friday morning to the intersection of Colorado Street and Lions Liar, in response to a call regarding traffic complaints.

The officers attempted to flag down a vehicle after observing a traffic violation in the 6200 block of Colorado St. The driver accelerated and attempted to evade the officers, during which the driver committed several other traffic violations.

As the officers followed the car, they discovered a Greenville Independent School District bus stopped at the 3100 block of Mitchell Street with smoke pouring from the brakes. The officers then found the car disabled in the 6200 block of Live Oak Street where they took custody of the driver. The officers discovered the car and the bus had been involved in a collision, although hardly any damage to the bus was reported. One occupant of the bus, a young student, was shaken up but otherwise unhurt.

As of Friday evening, the driver of the car had been identified as a male juvenile resident of Greenville and was to be held at the Hunt County Juvenile Detention Center. He is being charged with several traffic violations, including felony charges of evading in a vehicle and failing to stop and render aid at an accident with an injury.

Other charges may be filed as this incident is still under investigation.