26 students from several middle and freshmen schools in Ohio, along with one adult, were sent to a local hospital after sustaining “minor” injuries from an accident involving three school buses last Thursday.
About the Ohio School Bus Crash
According to several WLWT, around 120 students were on the three buses when the incident occurred, and most of the passengers were apparently unharmed.
This accident took place on the 5600 block of Williamsburg Way, in Fairfield, a city in southwestern Ohio, around 2 p.m.
According to investigators, the buses were likely driving in a row when the front bus halted (for as of yet unknown reasons), causing the second bus to rear-end the first, and the third bus to subsequently rear-end the second.
Ohio School bus Accident Statistics
According to the 2015 Ohio Traffic Crash Facts released by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, there were a total of 1,453 vehicle crashes for the year in which a school bus was directly involved, and 237 of these involved were classified as crashes involving injuries.
While there were no reported fatalities in school bus accidents for 2015, there were 289 injury reports from passengers of school buses, as well as 153 injury reports involving other drivers, passengers and pedestrians.
In 607 cases, the school bus driver was ultimately found to be “in error”, while in 588 cases, the other driver was found to be at fault.