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Omaha School Bus Crash Sends 15 to the Hospital

A bus driver and 14 children were taken to the hospital Wednesday afternoon after a school bus collided with a lighting truck and went off the road.

Details of the Omaha School Bus Crash

According to KMTV, the crash occurred around 4:00 pm near the intersection of 108th Street and Fort. Preliminary reports suggest the school bus struck a lighting truck before rolling down a hill and crashing through the fence of a OPPD substation.

The bus driver and two 8-year-olds were taken to Nebraska Medicine for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. A dozen students were treated and released from Children’s Hospital.

The crash remains under investigation.

School Transportation Accident Statistics

  • According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 1,344 people killed in school-transportation-related crashes recorded between 2004 and 2013. This averages to 134 fatalities per year.
  • Of the 1,344 fatalities, only 8 percent were occupants of school transportation vehicles.
  • Most (71%) of the people who lost their lives in these crashes were occupants of other vehicles involved in the crashes.
  • Nonoccupants, including pedestrians, bicyclists, etc., accounted for 21 percent of the fatalities.
  • Among the 106 occupants killed in school transportation vehicles between 2004 and 2013, 45 were drivers and 61 were passengers.

Contact an Experienced School Bus Accident Attorney

At Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys, we have the experience and resources to handle your child’s case. If your child has been injured in a school bus accident, contact our offices. Our experienced bus accident lawyers are available 24/7, nights and weekends, and can provide you with a free case review.

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