A crash involving a truck and a private daycare bus left six children and two adults injured in Fort Lauderdale Wednesday evening.
Details of the Fort Lauderdale Bus Crash
According to the Miami Herald, the crash occurred around 7 pm at the intersection of Northwest 15th Avenue and Northwest 19th Street. Fire rescue said two adults and six children were transported to the hospital with one adult and one child suffering serious injuries.
Pictures showed the front of the white daycare bus crushed. It was unclear how the collision occurred.
The crash remains under investigation.
Bus Accident Statistics
- According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), 3,978 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal crashes.
- The number of injury crashes involving buses and large trucks increased by 55 percent between 2009 and 2014.
- From 2004 to 2014, intercity bus accidents accounted for 13 percent of all fatal bus crashes. School buses accounted for 41 percent and transit buses accounted for 33 percent.
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