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2 Students Hospitalized After Collier County School Bus Crash

Two students were hospitalized early Monday morning following a school bus crash in Collier County, Florida.

About the School Bus Crash

According to NBC 2, the crash occurred around 6:40 am when a Jeep traveling westbound on US-41 collided with a school bus that was making a left turn onto Broward Street. Preliminary reports indicate both vehicles had steady green lights at the time of the collision.

The driver of the Jeep was airlifted to Lee Memorial Hospital with serious injuries. Two students aboard the bus were also hospitalized.

Authorities are still investigating the accident and no charges had been filed at the time of this report.

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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