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More than 20 Injured in Lexington County School Bus Crash


More than 20 people were injured when a car slammed into a school bus carrying middle school students in Lexington County Tuesday morning.

Details of the Lexington County Bus Crash

According to the State, the crash occurred around 7:30 am along the 400 block of Blackville Road, near Fallaw Road. There was heavy fog in the area at the time of the accident.

18 students and a driver were aboard the bus when the crash happened. All were transported to the hospital to be examined. All three occupants of the SUV were transported with injuries as well.

At least one person suffered serious injuries, but the injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Preliminary reports suggest the SUV ran a stop sign and hit the side of the school bus; however, the accident remains under investigation.

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.

Contact an Experienced School Bus Accident Attorney

At Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys, we have the experience and resources to handle your child’s case. If your child has been injured in a school bus accident, contact our offices. Our experienced bus accident lawyers are available 24/7, nights and weekends, and can provide you with a free case review.

 

 

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