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Children Suffer Minor Injuries in Eustis School Bus Accident

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Elsie Aniekwe2 years ago

Four children complained of neck pain following a school bus accident in Eustis, Florida.

Details of the School Bus Crash

According to a reporter for WFTV, the incident took place around 9:45am on September 3, 2015.

The bus struck an entrance gate while entering the bus loop at Eustis Middle School. Investigators claim no other injuries occurred.

Authorities are still investigating the incident.

Facts of School Bus Related Crashes

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) defines a school-transportation-related crash as a crash that involves, either directly or indirectly, a school bus body vehicle, or a non-school bus functioning as a school bus, transporting children to or from school or school-related activities.

According to NHTSA:

  • School-age children are generally defined as children 18 years of age or younger.
  • Between the years of 2004 and 2013 there were 340,039 fatal motor vehicle traffic crashes. Of those, 1,214 (0.4%) were classified as school-transportation-related.
  • 36% of children from ages ranging 8-13 killed in bus related crashes from 2004-2013 were pedestrians.
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  • Today’s school buses are stronger, cleaner and more carefully preserved than ever before.
  • Buses come fully equipped with flashing red lights, cross-view mirrors, reinforced sides, standardized stop sign arms, and a bright colored auto body paint.
  • Every driver of a school bus is required to receive special security and medical training, as well as participate in regular drug and alcohol screening in order to provide the safest experience for school-aged children.
  • It is important to know the school bus facts and also your rights as a parent/legal guardian of your school-aged child.  Learn the facts and play it safe. Visit for more information.


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