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Two Adults, One Child, Injured in School Bus Accident

Jonathan Hernandez7 months ago

Two people were critically injured in an accident involving a car and a school bus in Watts.

Details about the Accident Involving the School Bus

ABC 7 News is reporting that two people were critically injured and a 12-year-old child suffered minor injuries in a car accident involving a passenger car and a school bus in Watts on Thursday.

According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, the accident happened just before 7:30 a.m. at the 1500 block of 103rd Street in Watts. The fire department further elaborated that two of the people who were in the vehicle at the time of the accident were taken to local hospitals in critical condition.

A 12-year-old girl who was on the school bus at the time of the accident was also taken to the hospital. According to officials, the girl suffered minor injuries and was listed in fair condition.

At this point in the investigation, the exact cause of the accident is not known.

Important Information about School Bus Accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were thousands of wrongful death accidents that happened in the last decade:

  • From 2004-2013, there were a total of 340,039 fatal motor vehicle accidents, of those accidents 1,214 of them involved school transportation vehicles.
  • Using those statistics, school transportation accidents accounted for 0.4 percent of all motor vehicle accidents.
  • During that time period, there were an average of 134 fatalities involving school transportation vehicles per year.


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