A charter bus crash in Houston, Texas has left at least three people injured.
About the Houston Charter Bus Crash
CBS Austin reports the bus was carrying about 30 people from Mexico to Tennessee. While driving through Houston the bus collided with a concrete divider.
Three people including the driver were injured and had to be taken to the hospital. It is unclear if other riders were injured.
At the moment the cause of the crash is unknown.
Houston Crash Statistics
Over 600 people die a year on Houston’s roads while over 2000 are severely injured. Houston is the leader in drug and alcohol-related accidents and takes the number 2 spot for fatal crashes per capita on its federal highways.
Overall Houston is one of deadliest cities for drivers.
Bus Accident Statistics
- In 2014, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported approximately 11,000 bus accidents resulting in injuries.
- 22,000 people were injured in these accidents
- 281 people were killed in these accidents
- There were 109 fatalities involving a crash with a school bus in 2014 — the most of any bus type.
- 83 fatalities involving a transit bus
- 47 fatalities involving a cross-country, intercity bus
- 11 fatalities involving a van-based bus
- Of the 281 fatalities in crashes involving a bus, 44 were occupants on a bus.
- 79 pedestrians were killed in crashes involving a bus (27.8 percent of all bus-involved crash fatalities)
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