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Semi-Crash with Bus Kills Four at California – Arizona border

Published on Jun 13, 2014 at 12:05 pm in Bus Accident.

In a tragic accident last week, a semi-truck jack-knifed, spilled its load of steel pipes, causing a 32-passenger bus to swerve, roll over, and result in the death of four of its passengers.

The accident occurred about 2:00 in the morning, on Interstate 10 at a border inspection station near the California-Arizona border. The truck was heading east, outside Blythe in Riverside County, California. Official reports state that the truck driver attempted to pass a slower vehicle, lost control, struck the center median, jack-knifed, and spilled its freight into the Interstate lanes going both directions.

The bus was heading west; the driver doesn’t appear to have been speeding. The bus driver swerved to avoid the freight, which caused the bus to slide off the highway, into a fence and down a small embankment, and turn over on its side.

Boone County School Bus, Car Collision Injures One

Published on May 7, 2012 at 11:17 am in Bus Accident.

A Kentucky motorist is recovering from his injuries after he collided with a school bus in Burlington on April 23, according to a KYPost.com report. The Boone County Sherriff’s Department states that a 33-year-old driver was traveling southbound on North Bend Road around 9 a.m. when he failed to slow down at a stop and rear-ended a school bus that was in front of him, which wedged the car underneath the school bus. The collision occurred in front of Stevens Elementary.

Fortunately, there were no students on board the school bus at the time of the accident. The 61-year-old driver of the school bus did not sustain any injuries in the crash, but the driver of the vehicle was transported by helicopter to University Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. He was reportedly not wearing a seat belt at the time of the collision.

I-64 School Bus Accident in Kentucky Sends Two to Hospital

Published on Sep 30, 2011 at 2:33 pm in Bus Accident.

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports that two students were injured in a school bus accident on Interstate 64 on the morning of Wednesday, September 8th. The bus driver had to make a hard stop at westbound I-64 at Ninth Street, injuring the two students, with one falling to the floor. The bus was traveling to an elementary school on Vermont Avenue at the time. An EMS unit was traveling nearby, so emergency medical personnel immediately transported the injured students to a local medical facility.

Although these students sustained minor injuries, this accident is a reminder that school buses are not always a safe place for children. Bus drivers have to keep their eyes on the road and contend with traffic, detours, and construction obstacles. They cannot provide constant supervision for children riding the bus. Older school buses do not have seatbelts, which puts kids at risk during an accident, and while newer models have restraint systems, it’s difficult to ensure that every student wears a seatbelt.