6-Year-Old Girl Plus Two Adults Severely Injured in School Bus Accident
About New Windsor, Little Britain Elementary School Bus Wreck
WABC News reports the accident occurred on Route 207 near Little Britain and Beattie Roads. Reports state a total of three vehicles were involved in the crash: the elementary school bus, a landscaping truck, and another car.
Two people sustained serious injuries and a child suffered critical injuries. The six-year-old girl, who was seated closest to the bus driver, was trapped on the bus after the wreck. Seven other children who were passengers on the bus were quickly transported to St. Luke’s Hospital with minor injuries.
The 74-year-old bus driver, Andrew Sanchez, and the 25-year-old landscaper driver, Ian Jennings, were also hospitalized.
An official cause of crash has yet to be determined. Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus describes this incident as being one of the worst bus crashes he’s ever seen, yet he remains hopeful for speedy recoveries of all parties involved.
School Bus Accident Statistics
- Approximately 17,000 kids under the age of 19 years face school bus related injuries
- 24% of these injuries occurred as children were entering or exiting the buses
- From the years 2004 to 2013, nearly 1,200 people lost their lives in school transportation-related accidents according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
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