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Pittsfield School Bus Involved in Fatal Collision

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Lilibeth Ramirez3 years ago

13 students were injured and one person was killed when a car struck a school bus in Pittsfield, Wisconsin on Tuesday night.

About the Pittsfield Bus Accident

According to the WKOW 27, a car on Highway 29 collided with a school bus in Pittsfield. The car allegedly hit the back of the bus causing injuries to 13 high school students.

The passenger of the car died at the scene of the accident, and the driver was taken to a nearby hospital with critical injuries.

The school bus was transporting 21 students and three coaches from the Pulaski Community School District’s Varsity and J.V. Girls Volleyball Team. The team was headed home from a game against Seymour High School when they were hit at around 9:00 p.m.

13 of the girls were injured including six who were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Parents drove several other students with minor injuries to hospitals.

School officials state counselors will be available to students and staff. Bec Kurzynske, assistant superintendent, commented, “Our students and coaches are incredibly resilient, and they do seem to be relatively calm and collected considering the situation that occurred here”.

School Bus Information and Statistics

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) provided the following information:

  • School buses are designed to be safer than passenger vehicles in avoiding crashes and preventing injury.
  • Students are 50 times more likely to arrive at school alive if they take the bus than if they, or others, drive.
  • Drivers of school buses receive special training in safety, security and medical procedures; also undergo regular drug and alcohol testing and receive regular driving record checks.
  • NHTSA states school buses keep an estimated 17.3 cars off roads surrounding schools each year.


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