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School Bus Collides with Semi in Comanche County

A child was hospitalized Tuesday morning after a school bus collided with an 18-wheeler in Comanche County.

Details of the Comanche County Bus Crash

According to KTXS, four children and the driver were aboard the Sidney ISD school bus when the crash happened.

Authorities responded to the intersection of CR 124 and HWY 36 east of Rising Star around 7 am. One child was transported to Comanche County Medical Center following the crash.

Officials are still investigating the accident and a cause has not yet been determined.

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.

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