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5 Students Hospitalized After Ocoee School Bus Crash


Five students were hospitalized Friday morning after a school bus was involved in a crash in Ocoee, Florida.

Authorities Investigate Ocoee School Bus Crash

According to News 6, the bus was carrying 64 students to Thornbrook Elementary School when it was involved in a crash near the intersection Blackwood Avenue and Old Winter Garden Road.

Orange County officials say 20 patients were treated at the scene and five students were transported to Health Central.

Details of how the crash occurred have not been released.

School Transportation Crash 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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