A serious accident has taken place involving a First Class Tours bus in Alabama this morning.
According to first responders, the bus, carrying 45 people, veered off road before crossing a bridge and crashed down the ravine.
"All that she remembers is that she felt a bump, then a crash and then the bus flipping onto its side", Torres said.
"I don't want to say there aren't severe injuries, but we are certainly blessed", the school superintendent said, adding that all students and staff "will be all right".
Torres said his sister was returning from a trip to Disney World in Orlando, FL, where the Channelview High School band had performed at a festival.
"Prayers and thoughts are with our families", company officials told the Chronicle. The rest of the injured, including a Baldwin County deputy hurt during the extrication process, suffered minor wounds, he said. "The fire department and officers are having to rappel down into the area to get into it". Mack said several injured people were taken to 10 hospitals in Baldwin County, the Alabama cities of Mobile, Daphne and Fairhope, and Pensacola, Florida.
One person was killed in the Tuesday morning crash and many others were injured.
Sister-in-law Angela Caligone, 58, of Houston, said Harry Caligone had been a bus driver for 20-plus years, the last 15 with the company, and had "just passed his physical with flying colors".
"I woke up and the band director who was not driving was screaming", DeWayne Benson said.
Another student, Bianca Torres flew over four rows of seats but walked away with only a bruised knee.
WEAR-TV reports that the charter bus was carrying at least 52 people and the crash happened around 6 a.m. He spoke with both of them after the crash and was on his way to the hospital.
The band posted a group image one day earlier on its Facebook page showings its members smiling and relaxed before they left Florida for home.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott also released a statement in response to the crash. First responders had to use the jaws of life to rescue passengers. "In fact, it's in route to Texas as we speak".