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18 Children, 2 Adult Transported to the Hospital After Detroit School Bus Crash


Eighteen children and two adults were transported to the hospital Wednesday afternoon following a school bus crash on Detroit’s west side.

Details of the Detroit School Bus Crash

The Detroit Free Press reports that the crash occurred near the intersection of Dexter and Boston around 4:11 pm when a vehicle rear-ended the school bus.

While it is unclear what school the children attend, officials did confirm that there were no serious injuries reported among the students.

The driver of the other vehicle, a man in his 70s, was the most seriously injured of those involved in the accident; however, details on his condition were not immediately available.

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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