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Prisoner transport bus overturns near George West, several injuries reported

Several prisoners were taken to area hospitals for injuries but no fatalities were reported.

GEORGE WEST, Texas — Several law enforcement agencies responded to a prisoner transport bus crash on Highway 281 near George West Friday morning. 

It was just after 7:30 a.m. when the TDCJ bus crashed while taking more than 40 prisoners to the Dominguez Unit in San Antonio, according to Sgt. Nathan Brandley with DPS.

The Corpus Christi Fire Department’s AMBUS responded to the scene in its first deployment. The AMBUS is a unique EMS unit that can transport and care for up to 21 patients at one time. 

Beeville FD along with Angel Care EMS, Bee County Sheriffs Office and Bee Co. Pct. 2 Constables responded to a mutual...

Posted by Beeville Fire Department on Friday, October 1, 2021

Several prisoners were taken to area hospitals for injuries but no fatalities were reported.

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