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Five Children Hurt in School Bus Accident

Deirnesa Jefferson5 months ago

A Polk County school bus was involved in an accident that resulted in the injury of five children on Friday, May 20, in Haines City.

Details About the Accident

According to Haines City Police a school bus with children on board collided with a minivan in Haines City, Florida. The school bus was stopped in the westbound lane to allow passengers to get off when a Dodge Durango slammed into the rear of the bus.

WFLA reports that the driver of the Durango, Robert Robinson, 69, was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Five children suffered minor injuries and were taken to the hospital to be treated.

There were 50 children on the bus at the time of the accident, but other than the five minor injuries, no one else was hurt.

Information About School Transportation Related Crashes

  • According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration( NHTSA), there were 327 school-age children who died in school-transportation-related crashes between 2004 and 2013; 54 were occupants of school transportation vehicles.
  • Impacts to the front of school transportation vehicles occurred in 53 percent of fatal school-transportation-related crashes.
  • There were 1,344 people of all ages killed in school-transportation-related crashes—an average of 134 fatalities per year.


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