16 injured in college baseball team bus rollover accident in Waller County

One of the members of the Spartans Post Grad Academy baseball team was trapped and had to be cut out by firefighters.


More than a dozen people were injured in a rollover bus crash involving a Tomball college baseball team late Wednesday.

Two players were flown by Life Flight to Memorial Hermann in Houston. One of those players was trapped and had to be cut out by firefighters. Another 12 were transported to the hospital by ground units.

According to the Waller Police Department, the accident occurred about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday on US 290 East near Buc-ee's.

Waller Police Captain Michael Lopez said the Spartans Post Grad Academy baseball team was returning from playing a game against Ranger College in Austin when their charter bus rolled over.

"It was a single vehicle accident, no other cars were involved," Lopez said. "We are still in the preliminary stages of the investigation, but the driver was transported to a local hospital."

At least 16 of the more than 20 individuals on the bus had some kind of injury, authorities said.

"It was non-life-threatening injuries, there were other reasons (the two players) were transported by air" Lopez said.

Waller County Sheriff's Office, Waller County EMS, Waller County Police and the Waller County Fire Department all worked responded to the accident. Parts of Highway 290 were briefly closed, but later reopened.

An investigation into the cause of the wreck is ongoing.

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