On Tuesday afternoon, a bus carrying contractors flipped on Texas Highway 36 in Freeport. According to officials, the bus was carrying about 30 people when it rolled over. One person was killed during the accident and dozens of others are reported to be injured. The Pasadena Patch stated that the bus was transporting the workers from a job site to a parking lot.
Images from the scene showed the vehicle on its side and partially submerged in a water-filled ditch. According to Click2Houston, the Freeport Police Department confirmed that the bus was carrying workers from a company known as Zachry Construction.
On its website, the company describes itself as a “leading, privately-owned construction company” that builds “technically unique projects around the world.”
KHOU 11 reported that officials were told by the driver of the bus that its rear end was swaying before he lost control over the vehicle. According to officials, the bus rolled several times after it swerved out of control.
The identity of the deceased individual has not been revealed. Early reports indicate that most of the approximately 30 passengers were taken to the hospital with injuries. At least one person was airlifted to Memorial Hermann Hospital.
Arnold & Itkin will continue to follow this story as it develops.