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3 Children, 3 Adults Hospitalized After School Bus Crash


Three children and three adults were injured Monday after a school bus collided with a semi truck near New London, Wisconsin.

Details of the New London School Bus Crash

WBAY reports that the collision occurred when a New London School District bus was rear ended by a tractor-trailer along Highway 45 around 7:30 am.

The bus had stopped to pick-up a student when the crash occurred.

Three children, ages 11- to  14-years-old, were transported to ThedaCare Medical Center-New London for treatment. Three adults, including the bus driver and truck driver, were also hospitalized following the crash.

The collision remains under investigation.

Bus Accident Statistics

The following information is provided by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA):

  • 3,978 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal accidents in 2014.
  • Transit buses accounted for 33 percent of all bus accident recorded between 2004 and 2014. Inner city buses account for 13 percent of bus accidents.
  • From 2009 to 2014, the number of injury related crashes involving buses and large trucks increased by 55 percent.

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