Houston Church Group Rescued from Charter Bus After it Falls Into Flooded Ditch

A charter bus carrying 34 people ran off the road and into a flooded ditch in northwest Harris County Saturday afternoon.
A charter bus carrying 34 people ran off the road and into a flooded ditch in northwest Harris County Saturday afternoon.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — First responders rescued 34 people on Saturday after their charter bus ran off a road and into a flooded ditch in northwest Harris County.

The bus, operated by Royal Carriages and Limousines, was taking a church group to a missions conference in Navasota.

The bus was driving through ankle deep water on Haynes Road that obscured a drainage ditch nearby.

“The driver was going down the middle of the road, to get out of the way of another vehicle, and here comes another car and he slips into the ditch,” said passenger Jennifer Dawson. “We felt a thud.”

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SOURCE:  Deborah Wrigley
ABC 13