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15 Injured When Kentucky School Bus Crashes into Tree


Perry County authorities are investigating a bus accident which left at least 15 people injured Monday morning

Details of the Perry County School Bus Crash

According to WBIR, 14 students and a bus driver were injured when a school bus went off the road and ran into a tree along Highway 28 in Perry County, Kentucky.

Officials say the bus driver swerved to avoid a deer before the bus ran off the road in the 11000 block of the highway.

Rescue workers say 10 students sustained minor injuries and two had moderate injuries. Two others have been released to their parents.

School Transportation Accident Statistics

  • According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 1,344 people killed in school-transportation-related crashes recorded between 2004 and 2013. This averages to 134 fatalities per year.
  • Of the 1,344 fatalities, only 8 percent were occupants of school transportation vehicles.
  • Most (71%) of the people who lost their lives in these crashes were occupants of other vehicles involved in the crashes.
  • Nonoccupants, including pedestrians, bicyclists, etc., accounted for 21 percent of the fatalities.
  • Among the 106 occupants killed in school transportation vehicles between 2004 and 2013, 45 were drivers and 61 were passengers.

 

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