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School Bus Crashes, Rolls Over Twice, Injures 16 Children


 

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According to multiple media outlets, a bus crashed into another vehicle and overturned multiple times, causing several injuries in Madisonville, Texas.

Details of the Bus Crash

At around 4:00 p.m. local time on Friday, the school bus crashed into a car on Interstate 45 and Texas Highway 75. After slamming into the car, the bus wrecked into a guardrail, causing it to flip over twice.

Media outlets report that the driver of the bus and the occupants of the car all received injuries and were treated at a local hospital. In addition, sixteen kids sustained minor injuries in the bus crash.

Police say the injuries appeared to be non-life-threatening. Madisonville is located about 90 miles north of Houston.

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, 1,236 fatal accidents involved school buses between 2001 and 2010, resulting in 1,368 deaths – about 137 deaths every year.

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