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2 Charter Buses, Another Vehicle, Collide In Fort Worth: 10 Hurt

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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Officials say 10 people have been slightly hurt when two charter buses transporting military personnel from Oklahoma were part of a three-vehicle wreck in North Texas.

MedStar EMS spokesman Matt Zavadsky says the accident happened Saturday morning on southbound Interstate 35 in Fort Worth. All lanes of southbound I-35W at Meacham Boulevard were closed as investigators worked to clear the scene.

Zavadsky says the buses were hauling uniformed personnel from Fort Still, Oklahoma, to Fort Sam Houston, in San Antonio. He says eight bus passengers and two people from another vehicle were taken to area hospitals. None of the injuries were life-threatening.

Zavadsky says it appears the lead bus suddenly stopped, possibly bumped a car in front of it, then the second bus rear-ended the first one.

One bus had minor damage and was able to drive away, the other required a heavy duty tow truck due to a busted windshield and moderate front-end damage.

Damage to one of the buses was minor, so it was driven away. The other bus had a busted windshield and damage to the front end and had to be towed.

Fort Worth police Cpl. Tracey Knight had no immediate information on the cause of the accident or details on the charter operator.

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