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Woman Arrested After Rear-ending School Bus

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Jonathan Hernandez1 year ago

A woman has been arrested after she hit a school bus full of children on Tuesday in North County.

Details about the Accident Involving the School Bus

A woman was arrested on Tuesday afternoon in North County after she hit a school bus that was full of children at the time of the accident, according to the Daily Journal.

Desloge Police Chief James Bullock says that the bus was going east on Oak Street at about 3:30 p.m. when the bus had to put out its stop sign and turned on its lights.

When the bus had stopped by the railroad tracks, another vehicle, being driven by a 35-year-old woman came up behind the bus and hit the rear end of it. There was minor damage to both of the vehicles, and at the time of the report, there were no injuries from the passengers in either vehicle.

The students in the bus were transferred onto another bus to be taken home.

Bullock said that there was a passenger in the other vehicle that may have been having a seizure at the time of the accident and was transported to the hospital via ambulance. The driver, however, was arrested and cited for careless and imprudent driving.

According to Bullock, there may have been more that was involved in the accident, but the driver of the vehicle refused to submit to anything.

Recent Information about Traffic Accidents in the United States

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:

  • Aside from a little fluctuation, there was a general decline in the number of traffic fatalities in the United States, decreasing as much as 13 percent.
  • Alcohol-impaired driving fatalities accounted for as much as 31 percent of all fatalities.
  • There were nearly 6.1 million crashes that were reported to police in 2014.

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