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Cap Metro releases video of bus accident

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A scary crash between a truck with four passengers and a Cap Metro bus and the moment of impact was caught on camera.

A Tuesday afternoon bus ride turned into a nightmare for passengers on a Capital Metro bus traveling down Riverside Drive.

Surveillance video from the November 6, 2012 crash, released by Capital Metro, shows an extended cab pickup truck pulling out in front of the bus. The bus collides into the side of the truck, with three children inside. The children along with their mother were taken to the hospital all with non-life threatening injuries.

Their father who spoke to FOX 7 after the crash told us his children were going to be ok.

"They say everything is fine. They're doing x-rays to make sure there is no danger, but thanks to God everything is okay," said Juan Carols Espinoza-Amado, husband and father of the victims.

"We're very lucky in this case that nobody was seriously injured or that no one died," said Austin Police Officer Veneza Bremner.

"When you crash with something of that size, it has a potential for huge tragedy," said Bremner.

None of the 14 passengers on the bus were seriously injured, but if you watch the video you can see that when the bus driver slams on the breaks to avoid a collision, the passengers are thrown forward.

The truck driver received three citations, failure to yield to the right of way, failure to properly restrain a child and no driver's license.

"Somebody just wasn't paying attention it could be a split second and it causes that life changing event," said Bremner.

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