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25 Children Hurt After Dump Truck Rear-Ends Texas School Bus


More than two dozen children and adult chaperones were taken to Houston-area hospitals Wednesday following a traffic collision involving two school buses and a dump truck.

Early Reports Suggest Dump Truck Rear-Ended One of the School Buses

According to KWTX, the collision occurred when a dump truck rear-ended a Navasota Independent School District school bus. The impact from the initial collision caused the first bus to collide with a second school bus from the same school district.

Police say 25 students and five adults were transported to nearby hospitals with various injuries.

The two school buses were part of a three bus fleet transporting elementary school students to a Houston museum. Early reports indicate all the injured students were fifth-graders.

Police are still investigating the accident.

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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