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18 People Hospitalized After School Bus Crash in Broward County


A mid-morning school bus crash along a busy Broward County roadway sent 18 people to the hospital with minor injuries Friday morning.

Details of the Broward County School Bus Crash

According to ABC Miami, a total of 14 kids onboard the school bus were transported to area hospitals. 10 of them were transported to Broward General Medical Center and four others were transported to Plantation General Hospital.

Four adults were also hospitalized. According to Florida Highway Patrol, none of the injuries were considered to be serious.

The children were part of a group from a Pembroke Pines church heading to a volunteer project, according to those associated with the group. The bus was operated by World of Kids Transportation.

The families of the students involved were told to contact Florida Highway Patrol for reunification information.

Bus Crash Statistics Overview

Buses and trucks made up just 11.9 percent of fatal crashes on United States roadways in 2015. In 2015 the number of bus crash statistics rose slightly.

  • 257 fatal bus crashes
  • 49 bus occupant fatalities
  • 295 total deaths in all bus crashes for 2015
  • 14,000 bus crashes that resulted in injury
  • 53,000 bus crashes that resulted in property damage only

There were 888,907 buses registered nationwide and they traveled 16.2 billion miles during 2015. A breakdown of fatal bus crashes is as follows:

  • Intercity buses –32 deaths
  • Transit buses and school buses –190 deaths
  • All other types of buses – 35 deaths

Contact an Experienced Bus Accident Attorney

If you or your child have been injured in a bus accident, contact Thomas J. Henry. Our team of experienced bus accident attorneys are available to evaluate your claim 24/7, nights and weekends. Thomas J. Henry has the financial resources and the track record of winning that you need in a law firm. Contact us today for a free case review. Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan Antonio, Austin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide.

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