1 Dead, Several Injured in Oklahoma City Bus Crash
Authorities are investigating a fatal collision between a passenger vehicle and an Oklahoma City Embark bus.
Details of the Oklahoma City Bus Crash
According to KFOR, the accident occurred on NW 23rd between Portland and Meridian. Preliminary reports indicate one person has died and another was transported to the hospital with critical injuries, both were passengers of the passenger vehicle.
At least 10 people aboard the bus sustained injuries, but there were no reports on the severity of those injuries.
The accident remains under investigation.
Bus Accident Statistics
The following information is provided by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA):
- 3,978 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal accidents in 2014.
- Transit buses accounted for 33 percent of all bus accident recorded between 2004 and 2014. Inner city buses account for 13 percent of bus accidents.
- From 2009 to 2014, the number of injury related crashes involving buses and large trucks increased by 55 percent.