Statistically, school bus accidents are rare compared to how many miles are logged each year for school busses. From 2013 to 2017, there were around 80,000 school bus accidents that resulted in injury, and of those, around 650 people died.
In most accidents involving a school bus, the occupants of the other car are the ones that get injured. This is because of the relative protection a bus offers compare to the much lighter passenger cars. However, anytime a school bus crash happens,
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Each year around 130 people die in school-bus related accidents with most (around 85%) of these being occupants of the other car. This is because buses provide a good deal of protection when colliding with an average passenger vehicle.
However, each year, 17,000 people are sent to the emergency room from a bus crash. Of these, a great deal are injured and trauma car, further treatment and rehabilitation.
Two Students Injured in Fatal Bus Crash
A charter bus carrying students from Washington D.C.
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A TARC bus and a motorcycle collided on Friday, September 20, around 11:30 p.m., killing the motorcycle rider. According to police at the scene, the bus turned left in front of the motorcycle who was traveling north on New Cut Road near Orchard Hill Drive.
No one in the bus was injured, and the motorcycle rider was taken to the University Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police also say that the rider wasn’t wearing a helmet and that the accident is still under investigation.
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A six-year-old boy was rushed to Norton Children’s Hospital with serious head injuries after being hit by a school bus. The accident happened Thursday, September 19, 2019, at Girard Drive and Girard Court near the Watterson Expressway.
According to police, the boy got off at the wrong stop and then walked in front of the bus to cross the street when the bus hit him. It’s not clear if he knew he was getting off too soon. Officials say that he was awake and talking to officers when he was transported.
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A hotel shuttle bus heading to Blue Grass Airport was struck by a silver sedan in in Lexington Thursday, August 29, 2019. A Lexington Fire Department Spokesman said that there were nine people injured, six of whom had significant injures and three were taken to the hospital with the others as a precaution.
It’s unknown what caused the crash, but witnesses reported that the silver car was turning in an intersection when it struck the shuttle bus. The accident is still under investigation,
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When a disaster takes multiple lives, the pain of the loss transcends the families of the victims and impacts the community and even the nation. An airplane falls from the sky, a train derails into an icy river or a bus rolls over and catches fire. When these tragedies happen, everyone feels the loss and the devastation to the families and friends of those who perished.
As a society, we try to make sense of the events and take steps to avoid them happening again.
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A school bus struck a 30-year-old who was rushed to Hahnemann University Hospital, but unfortunately, he died from his injuries. Police say that the man had wandered into the street and right in front of a school at Allegheny and Aramingo Avenues in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia. Police also said that the bus was empty at the time, and no one else was injured. Officials are still investigating the incident.
School Busses and Pedestrians
Unlike a car, a school bus can’t stop quickly nor can it easily swerve out of the way when a pedestrian come suddenly in its path.
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Kentucky Oaks Day takes place at Churchill Downs and is one of the highest attended horse races in the USA. It takes place the day before the Kentucky Derby. Along with this wonderful time of year comes increased amounts of traffic, and unfortunately that means more accidents.
Today, May 4, 2018, a 60yr old man on a sidewalk was hit and killed. A Miller Transportation bus hit the pedestrian, however it was allegedly after a bizarre chain reaction crash which sent the bus on a trajectory towards the sidewalk.
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The news coverage of today’s accident at the bus stop was very difficult to watch. Our hearts go out to the children and families involved. High praise for the neighbors, EMS and police that stepped in to help. Please be patient driving in school zones and around buses! Marshall Kaufman recorded this several weeks ago, but the message is timeless.
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The number of interstates that pass through Louisville and the amount of commercial activity means the city is a throughway for numerous trucks, buses, and other commercial vehicles. The heavy traffic also means there is a higher likelihood of accidents involving such vehicles. But if you’re involved in a bus accident, who’s actually at fault?
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