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School Bus Accident in Maryland Leaves Students with Minor Injures

Mario Rosales1 year ago

Two school buses from Montgomery County collided with each other on Monday morning. Some of the students suffered minor injuries – no life-threatening injuries were reported.

About the Montgomery County School Bus Accident

The Washington Post reports that school two buses were involved in an accident around Potomac, Maryland. One of the buses rear ended the other early Monday morning.

According to the local fire department there were no major injuries, but some of the students were evaluated by the medical responders. None of students involved were taken to the hospital because the fire department did not deem it necessary.  

17 of the Winston Churchill High School students were evaluated; fortunately, no life-threatening injuries were found.

School Transportation Related Accidents Data

All the following information was provided by the National Highway Safety Administration (NHSA):

  • Since 2003 there were 348,253 fatal motor vehicle traffic crashes nationwide. Of those, 1,222 (0.35%) were classified as school-transportation-related.
  • Occupants of school transportation vehicles accounted for 8 percent of the fatalities, and no occupants accounted for 21 percent of the fatalities.
  • On every school day across the nation, about 22 million children ride school buses back and forth to school and school related activities. 


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