Multiple people were injured on Friday following a school bus accident in Greenland, New Hampshire on Interstate 95.
Details of the Bus Crash
According to authorities, a school bus veered off of Interstate 95 and crashed into trees on the side of the road. The passengers of the bus were children on a field trip for a summer program.
Police said that they have reason to believe the driver may have suffered a medical emergency in the crash.
Kendra Amaral, a town manager in Kittery, Maine, reported that 11 children and 2 adult counselors were on the bus as part of the Kittery Community Center SAFE program. There were many injuries but none were life-threatening, according to Amaral.
Police reports reveal that the most seriously injured were the driver, an 18-year-old counselor, and a 10-year-old student.
New Hampshire State Police continue to investigate the crash, Amaral says.
Large Truck and 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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