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4 Injured in Forney ISD Bus Crash

Alexandrea Messner12 months ago

Three students and the driver of a passenger vehicle were injured on Friday when a school bus collided with an SUV.

Details of the School Bus Accident

According to KWTX, the crash occurred on Kaufman County when an SUV driver failed to yield to the Forney ISD bus, which had the right of way. SUV driver was seriously injured and taken to a Dallas hospital.

Three children who were on the bus, which was carrying about 30 students at the time of the accident, were taken to another hospital with minor injuries. 

A second school bus picked up the rest of the students to transport them to class.

School Transportation Accident Statistics

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

  • Since 2003, there have been 1,353 people killed in school-transportation-related crashes—an average of 135 fatalities per year. 
  • Occupants of school transportation vehicles accounted for 8 percent of the fatalities, and non-occupants (pedestrians, bicyclists, etc.) accounted for 21 percent of the fatalities. 
  • Most (71%) of the people who lost their lives in these crashes were occupants of other vehicles involved.

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