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2 Killed, 16 Injured in Fatal School Bus Accident

Tyler Goodwin1 year ago

A tragic collision involving a car and school bus in Cumberland, Wisconsin left two people dead and 16 others injured last Saturday.

Details of the Fatal School Bus Accident

According to the local authorities of Barron County, the accident occurred around 2:30 am when a car failed to yield the right of way to the bus at the intersection of Highway 63 and County Highway B, just north of Cumberland.

WEAU reports the driver of the car, Tiffany Hostetler, 29, and her 3-year-old daughter, Elanora Hutton were killed in the collision. The car harbored another passenger, Marshall Hutton, 5, who was transported to Regions Hospital in St. Paul for care of his serious injuries.

The Spooner High School Volleyball team and the team’s coaches were the passengers aboard the school bus which came to a stop in a ditch filled with water. All of the buses passengers were able to safely exit the vehicle via the emergency exit.

Those aboard the bus were taken to Cumberland Memorial Hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The name of the students, coaches, and bus driver were not released. The local authorities are still investigating the incident, and the students have been released to their guardians.

National Traffic Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • In 2012, NHTSA recorded 33,561 traffic-related fatalities. This marked a 3.3-percent increase from the 32,479 deaths recorded in 2011.
  • Of those killed in traffic accidents in 2012:
  • An additional 2,362,000 people were injured in auto accidents in 2012.

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