Details of the Denton County School Bus Crash
According to the Herald Courier, the crash occurred around 3:15 pm on Farm Road 407, about 5 miles west of Justin, Texas.
The school bus was transporting 18 elementary-age children when it drifted off the roadway and overturned. The bus came to rest on its right side.
At least seven students were hospitalized following the wreck. Fortunately, none of their injuries are considered to be life-threatening. The remaining students were taken back to Justin Elementary School.
Many parents arrived to the elementary school after their children did not arrive home. One parent said her two sons normally get home around 3:20 pm, and she decided to call the school when the bus failed to arrive by 3:40 pm.
Bus Accident Statistics
The following information was provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation:
- There were 4,311 large trucks and buses involved in fatal crashes in 2015, marking an 8 percent increase from the previous year.
- From 2005 to 2015, intercity buses accounted for 13 percent of bus crashes, and school buses and transit buses accounted for 41 percent and 33 percent, respectively.
- Between 2014 and 2015, the number of buses involved in crashes that caused fatalities increased from 236 to 261, which is an increase of 11 percent.
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