MINERAL WELLS, Texas (AP) - Police in North Texas say nine children were hurt when their school bus was rear-ended by a hit-and-run driver.
The bus was struck shortly after 7 a.m. Friday while stopped at an intersection in Mineral Wells, about 50 miles west of Fort Worth.
Mineral Wells police Sgt. Caleb Randall said 18 students were on the bus and nine were taken to a hospital for treatment. The others were either picked up by parents or continued to school.
Mineral Wells school district spokeswoman Karyn Bullock said the nine students were transported as a precautionary measure and described the injuries as minor. The students range in age from 7 to 12.
Randall said police later stopped the Ford pickup involved in the accident and arrested the driver, 26-year-old Matthew Cougar of Strawn.
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