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School Bus Crash Injures Six, Leaves Parents Traumatized

Tyler Goodwin1 year ago

At least 16 people were injured last Thursday when a school bus was struck by a dump truck in Pensacola, Florida.

Details of the Pensacola Bus Accident

On Thursday afternoon, Yolanda King received a series of calls that would terrify her in a way that a parent should never experience. Talking about the first call she received at 3:23 p.m., King said “It was one of my daughter’s friends telling me to get down there really fast. Dykeshia’s school bus was in an accident.”

According to the Pensacola News Journal, the two-vehicle accident involving a school bus and a dump truck occurred at 3:20 p.m., at the intersection of Pace Boulevard and Jordan Street in Pensacola, Florida. 16 of the Pensacola High School students onboard were injured as a result of the incident.

As the parents and administrators arrived to the scene, they all saw the Escambia County school bus forced on its side and the madness of emergency responders doing their best to treat the victims.

As King was awaiting her daughter’s treatment she spoke of how her daughter was on the scene, covered in blood; however, the blood was not her own, but another passenger’s that was sitting near her.

Abraham Larry Jr., age 33, was the driver of the Mack dump truck that collided with the school bus. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Larry ran the red light at the West Jordan Street and Pace Boulevard intersection.

The 22 student-passengers aboard the school bus were driven by Harriet Collins, age 27. Of the 22 passengers, 16 were injured. The injured, including Collins, were taken to local hospitals. Two of the victims were given serious injuries, four were given moderate injuries, and 10 were given minor injuries.

National Traffic Accident Statistics

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

  • 33,561 people were killed in traffic collisions in the U.S. in 2012 – a 3.3-percent increase from the 32,479 deaths reported in 2011.
  • Of those killed in 2012:
  • An additional 2,362,000 people were injured in traffic accidents in 2012.


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