Key Details of the School Bus Accident
According to the school district, the bus containing only the four students and a driver was headed southbound on Highway 99 and exited at Cosumnes River Boulevard at approximately 2:20 p.m. In an attempt to make a left turn, the school bus collided with an RV that was heading westbound.
Only one student declared suffering minor injuries; however, all five of the victims were taken to a local hospital as a precaution. The unidentified driver of the RV did not report any injuries.
The school bus sustained a significant amount of damage from the crash.
It has not been reported what caused the crash or whether alcohol or other controlled substances played a part. The accident is still under investigation.
School Transportation Safety
- The United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration defines a school transportation related crash as, “a crash that involves, either directly or indirectly, a school bus body vehicle, or a non-school bus functioning as a school bus, transporting children to or from school or school-related activities.”
- Although school buses are proven to be one of the safest modes of transportation for the coming and going of school children to school, traffic accidents can still occur involving pedestrians or other vehicles etc.
- Parents/ parental guardians as well as school bus drivers are responsible for knowing the safety rules and guidelines surrounding school bus transportation.