Fort Bend County sheriff’s deputies continue to search for the driver of a pickup truck who fled the scene of an accident involving a Lamar Consolidated ISD school bus on Monday afternoon.
Deputies said the bus driver was transported to an area hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Only one student was on the bus at the time of the collision and was unhurt, according to the sheriff’s department.
Authorities said the driver of the pickup truck took off on foot after the accident and was still at large Tuesday.
Sheriff’s investigators located the truck owner via license plate registration, and the owner said the truck had been loaned to another person.
The truck’s owner is cooperating with investigators to locate the driver, the sheriff’s office reported. The pickup driver was responsible for the accident, authorities reported.
The collision occured on McCrary Road, located in and unincorporated area of Fort Bend County north of FM 359.