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One Dead, Eleven Injured in Charter Bus Crash


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According to the Fresno Bee, one passenger was killed and eleven injured after a charter bus crashes into a tree on Highway 41 north of Oakhurst, California.

Crash Under Investigation

The accident occurred when the driver of the bus took a curve too fast, drifting off the side of the road and striking a large tree. According to the Fresno Bee, the bus was carrying 22 people, a group of Chinese students in their teens and four chaperones. The passenger who was killed was wearing her seat belt at the time of the crash.

The accident occurred at around 5:36 p.m. local time on Saturday.

According to the Fresno Bee, patients were transported to nearby hospitals via helicopter and ambulance. Four passengers sustained major injuries, six suffered moderate injuries, and the 53-year-old man who was driving the charter bus was treated and released from the hospital the day after the crash.

Five patients remained in the hospital as of Sunday, reports the Fresno Bee.

Bus Accident Statistics

The following information is provided by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

  • In 2010, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported 54,000 bus accidents resulting in 278 deaths and 27,000 injuries.
  • In 2011, the number of bus accidents rose to 56,000 leading to 283 deaths and 24,000 injuries.
  • According to the NHTSA, school buses were involved in 1,236 fatal accidents between 2001 and 2010, resulting in 1,368 deaths – about 137 deaths every year.

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