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Waller County bus accident: 2 flown to hospital after bus with college baseball players overturned along Highway 290

WALLER COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) – Two people had to be flown to the hospital after a private charter bus carrying college baseball players overturned along Highway 290 and FM 362 late Wednesday night in Waller County.

The Waller Police Department told ABC13 that they were called to the scene, near a Buc-ee’s, for a charter bus that overturned.

When authorities arrived, they found the bus on the side and the injured players from the Spartans Post Grad Academy.

In an update around 10:40 a.m. Thursday, Waller police said 21 people were on board, including two buses and the driver.

Sixteen people were injured. Of those, 14 went to local hospitals.

The two people who were flown to the hospital had non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

ABC13 has learned that the bus was on its way home to Montgomery from Austin, where the team was competing in a tournament.

“I just remember watching my Netflix, and looking out of nowhere, I hear a sound and the bus goes crazy. My body went loose. I remember I was on the ground when I opened my eyes. It was pretty scary. ” said student Jacobi Allen.

Officials say a person was trapped and had to be removed from the bus by the fire department.

No other vehicles were involved, but the cause of the accident is still under investigation.

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story said at least 20 baseball players were injured. That was according to information ABC13 received from Waller police.

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