One Child Dead and At Least Four Injured in Idaho School Bus Collision
One child is confirmed dead and at least another four are suspected to be injured after a collision between a school bus and dump truck in southwest Idaho.
About the School Bus Accident
- According to early reports by the San Antonio Express-News, an elementary school bus carrying at least 10 students was struck by a dump truck at an intersection in Kuna, Idaho.
- Canyon County Sherriff spokesperson Theresa Baker has confirmed that one child has died and that the parents of the child have been notified.
- Officials with St. Alphonsus Regional Medical say that they have been told to expect four patients form the collision.
- All students on the bus were in the sixth grade or younger. Authorities have not determined who is at fault for the accident.
Bus Accident Statistics
- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recorded 56,000 bus accidents in 2011, resulting in 283 deaths and 24,000 injuries.
- The NHTSA reported 1,236 fatal accidents involving school buses between 2001 and 2010 resulting in 1,368 deaths. This translates to roughly 137 deaths every year.
- The agency also recorded 3,341 fatal accidents involving large trucks in 2011 resulting in 3,757 deaths.
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