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Dozens Injured in Bus and Police Cruiser Collision

Nick Naughton3 years ago

Multiple people have been hospitalized after a police cruiser and bus collided in New Haven, Conn. while the officer was responding to a call.

About the New Haven Bus Accident

  • According to the News-Times, officer Victor Herrera was responding to a call for assistance from another officer when his cruiser and the bus crashed at an intersection.
  • 24 people were hospitized due to injuries sustained in the accident including Herrera and the bus driver.
  • The New Haven Police Department claim preliminary investigations suggest Herrera's lights and siren were on at the time of the collision, but the department expects it will be a few weeks before the investigation is complete.

Bus Accident Statistics

  • 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.
  • Common causes of bus accidents include driver fatigue, reckless or distracted driving and mechanical issues.
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