Baltimore Bus Crash Injures 14 Students, 3 Adults
Details About the School Bus Crash
WJZ Eyewitness News reported that after a car slammed into the side of a school bus along Perring Parkway in Baltimore, more than a dozen kids were sent to the hospital. The accident was reported at 3:30 on Thursday afternoon. Preliminary reports suggest a Ford Fusion had t-boned in to the bus.
All 14 Baltimore City students were eventually released from the hospital, and are expected to be okay. The three adults inside the car were transported to the hospital in serious condition. People that live near Perring Parkway said that accidents of this nature happen too often.
Southbound lanes of Perring Parkway were closed for more than two hours, and the police department is still investigating the cause of the accident.
School Transportation Accident Statistics
All information is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):
- School buses are designed to be safer than passenger vehicles in avoiding crashes and preventing injury. School buses have increased safety due to their size and height standards, flashing red lights, well-trained and screened drivers, cross view mirrors, reinforced sides, stop signs, and bright color.
- From 2005-2014 there were 1,191 crashes that were classified as school-transportation related (0.4% of all fatal motor vehicle traffic crashes).
- Over the same time span, impacts to the front of the school transportation vehicles occurred in 51 percent of fatal school-transportation-related crashes and impacts to the right side of school transportation vehicles occurred in 10 percent.