The Corpus Christi Caller Times reports that 17 students and staff were injured in an accident involving a school bus and a dump truck.
About the Central Texas School Bus Accident
- A Bruceville-Eddy Independent School District school bus was involved in a collision with a dump truck Monday afternoon (September 16, 2013) near Lorena, Texas.
- As a result of the collision, 15 students and 2 staff members were taken to the hospital.
- Police report that the bus driver had to be extricated from the vehicle, but her the severity of her conditions have not yet been released.
- The driver of the dump truck was uninjured.
- Authorities are currently working to determine the cause of the accident.
School Bus Accident Statistics
- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) continues to stress that school buses are statistically the safest form of transportation in getting students to and from school.
- School buses were involved in 1,236 fatal accidents resulting in the deaths of 1,368 people between 2001 and 2010. This averages to about 137 deaths per year.
- As such, an average of 6 child-age school bus occupants will be killed in an accident every year.
An Experienced School Bus Accident Attorney
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