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5 Hospitalized in Yuba County School Bus Crash

Five children were hospitalized Wednesday after a school bus crashed in rural Yuba County, California.

Details of the Yuba County Bus Crash

According to KCRA, 14 elementary-age students were onboard the bus when bus driver failed to navigate a curve and went off the road and into an embankment.

Five students were transported to the hospital while the remaining nine students were taken back to Yuba Environmental Science Charter School.

Authorities said that speed was a factor in the collision and added that trees prevented the bus from falling into a gully below.

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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