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Teen driver arrested in fatal bus crash
July 26, 2010
Seventeen-year-old whose car collided with a school bus faces charges including negligent homicide with motor vehicle. The crash killed one student and spurred efforts to get seat belts on buses in Connecticut.
Woman convicted in fatal bus crash loses appeal
July 21, 2010
The Minnesota Court of Appeals upholds the 24 counts against Olga Franco del Cid, who is serving a 12 ½-year prison sentence for running a stop sign and striking the side of a school bus in 2008, killing four students and injuring 17 others. Arguments on appeal made by the woman’s attorney were rejected by the three-judge panel.
Gov. calls seat belt bill ‘common sense’
July 13, 2010
In a ceremony, Connecticut Gov. Jodi Rell pays tribute to a high school student who died in a school bus crash in January. Rell says that the new law, which is not a mandate, “strikes a critical balance between incentive and choice.”
Student struck by bus last week dies
June 24, 2010
Police in Pennsylvania said it appeared that the 6-year-old boy darted in front of the bus near his home. He had been hospitalized since the June 16 accident.
Trucker gets 3 years in fatal bus crash
May 25, 2010
The tractor-trailer driver was allegedly using his cell phone before ramming into a stopped school bus in Florida in 2008. The fiery collision took the life of a 13-year-old student and injured several others.
Over 1,000 districts get free danger zone program
April 23, 2010
To bring down the number of accidents with children around school buses, four organizations teamed up to provide the safety training program at no charge to school districts nationwide. The offer still stands.
West Virginia cracks down on stop-arm runners
April 13, 2010
A new state law increases penalties for motorists who pass stopped school buses. It was prompted by the death of 6-year-old Haven McCarthy, who was hit by a passing vehicle as she got off her bus.
School bus passing bill fails
April 1, 2010
“Nathan’s Law” would have increased penalties for stop-arm running in Mississippi. The bill was name for a 5-year-old who was killed by a passing motorist after getting off his bus in December. His parents say they’ll keep pushing for the change.
Free training set offered after spike in danger zone deaths
March 23, 2010
To bring down the number of accidents with children around school buses, four organizations team up to provide the safety training program at no charge to school districts nationwide.
Transportation fatalities fell in 2008
October 9, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Transportation deaths in the U.S. decreased by almost 10 percent in 2008 compared to ’07, according to preliminary figures release...
3 killed as car collides with special-needs bus
October 5, 2009
TUCSON, Ariz. — A passenger car collided head-on with an Altar Valley School District bus on Sept. 22, causing three fatalites.

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Student hit by school bus at stop; driver charged
September 16, 2009
A driver for Atlanta Public Schools (APS) whose school bus struck a 5-year-old boy has been charged with second-degree vehicular homicide and failure to use due regard and school bus safety procedures.
Girl fatally struck by motorist while leaving bus
August 20, 2009
Six-year-old Ashley Ramos-Hernandez died on Wednesday from injuries she sustained after being struck by an SUV as she disembarked her school bus.
No charges to be filed in fatal school bus crash
May 4, 2009
LOGANSPORT, Ind. — Authorities announced last week that no criminal charges would be filed in a wreck that killed four specials-needs students in Sep...
Bus stop accident claims 2
April 23, 2009
Two students were killed and one was injured by a pickup truck that struck them at their school bus stop on Tuesday morning.
Bus drop-off accidents claim 2 students
February 11, 2009
Last week, a 10-year-old in Indiana was killed after getting off a school bus in a school parking lot, and police in Virginia released findings from a similar bus drop-off accident that took the life of a 4-year-old last month.
Danger zone fatalities hit historic low
December 9, 2008
Five children in the U.S. were killed in school bus loading or unloading accidents in the 2007-08 school year, marking the lowest total on record.

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Alberta announces 10-point action plan for school bus safety
November 5, 2008
The government of Alberta is moving ahead with a 10-point action plan for improving school bus safety across the Canadian province. Implementing the plan will cost $7.5 million over two years, according to officials.
Four students killed in Indiana school bus crash
October 2, 2008
LOGANSPORT, Ind. — A special-needs school bus collided with two dump trucks on Friday, fatally injuring four elementary school children.
Teen killed as truck slams into bus
September 25, 2008
CITRA, Fla. — The fiery collision of a tractor-trailer and a school bus on Tuesday afternoon claimed the life of a 13-year-old student and injured several others.

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