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BURNET — Emergency crews transported at least eight people, including six students, to area emergency rooms March 6 with non-serious injuries after a pickup truck collided with a Burnet Consolidated Independent School District school bus just west of the city, officials say.

According to BCISD and emergency personnel on the scene, 21 students were on the bus when the crash happened on Texas 29 at the intersection of FM 2341.

“The most important information to know right now is that none of the students or the bus driver on the bus were seriously injured,” BCISD said in a statement. “Most students were picked up by a parent, while three remaining students were taken home by a back-up bus.”

A pickup truck driver, the sole occupant of the vehicle that collided with the bus, was also transported by ground to a local hospital, said Deputy Chief Leland Raiford.

As emergency personnel tended to students and transported patients, traffic came to a standstill.

“It was pretty much shut down. The school bus was blocking all lanes of traffic,” Raiford said. “Nobody made it through there until all students were off the bus.”

DPS is investigating the accident.