Six students were hospitalized in Pitt County Tuesday after a school bus was struck by vehicle while en route to Farmville Middle School.
According to WITN, 30 students were aboard the bus at the time of the collision, six of whom were transported to the hospital. The driver of the truck was also taken to the hospital.
Preliminary reports suggest that the injured truck driver didn’t yield to another truck who had the right of way and hit the school bus; therefore, the bus driver was not found to be at fault.
It has been shown that school bus crashes are far more dangerous for the drivers of other vehicles.
Out of the people who get injured or die in bus crashes over three-fourths of them are people in the other vehicles. It seems that children are actually safer in the bus than outside in these types of crashes.
Teaching our children important safety tips when traveling in or around school buses can prevent future accidents and save more young children.
The National Safety Council offers these suggestions:
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