Bus Driver, Two Students Injured in School Bus Accident
Two students were taken to the hospital after being involved in a bus accident.
Details about the Bus Accident
The Fresno Bee is reporting that a school bus from the Central Unified School District was involved in a three-vehicle accident that happened west of Highway 99 on Tuesday and Injured several people, including two high school students, according to the California Highway Patrol.
A representative from the California Highway Patrol stated that the school bus was approaching Hayes Avenue just before 3 p.m. when a Chevrolet S10 pulled out into the intersection. The bus then hit the truck and caused the truck to hit a third vehicle, a Honda Accord, which was stopped at Shields Avenue.
The driver of the bus, along with two students, both under the age of 18, and all complained of pain and were taken to the hospital to be treated for their injuries. The driver of the Honda was also taken to the hospital, but the driver of the pickup declined treatment.
Important Information about School Bus Accidents
According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are hundreds of wrongful deaths of people involved in school transportation related accidents every year in the United States:
- From 2004 to 2013, there were a total of 1,344 people who were killed in school transportation related accidents.
- During the same time period, there were a total of 327 school-age children who were killed in school transportation related accidents.
- More than two-thirds of the people who were killed in school transportation related accidents were the occupants of other vehicles.