One student was killed and four other passengers were critically injured after an Abilene Christian University bus accident.
According to national news sources, a dozen students as well as three facility members and one faculty spouse were driving to Medina to complete a service project at a children’s home. However, the Texas Department of Safety reported that the bus driver, faculty member Michael Nicodemus, lost control of the bus on Highway 83 about fifty miles outside of Abilene while negotiating a curve in the road.
The bus rolled once, ejecting several passengers before coming to a stop. One student, 19-year-old Anabel Reid, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, while 18-year-old Allison Dorshorst, 19-year-old Merissa Ford, and 19-year-old Naomi Cruz were all seriously injured. Everyone involved in the accident required medical care after the accident and ambulances rushed the passengers to four different area hospitals.
Just 9 years ago, another crash involving Abilene Christian University students left five people dead after a student driver fell asleep at the wheel of a passenger van.
Students, faculty, family, and community members gathered at the school on Friday for a prayer vigil. OurTexas bus accident attorneys and everyone who works at Rasansky Law Firm has Abilene Christian University in our thoughts this week.