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School bus driver who lost legs in crash dies
October 6, 2015
Cathryn Jostad, the North Dakota bus driver who had to have both legs amputated following a collision with four semis, died last Friday of injuries sustained in the crash.
A tragic reminder about texting and driving
October 5, 2015

A killer. That’s essentially what texting can become when it coincides with driving. That point was tragically reinforced by a fatal school bus crash in Knoxville, Tennessee, according to the police investigation.

Arrest made in hit-and-run with school bus
October 1, 2015
Police in Arizona posted information about the crash on social media and then received a tip that they said led to the identification and arrest of a suspect.
School bus driver loses legs in crash
September 29, 2015
North Dakota bus driver Cathryn Jostad had both legs amputated in a life-saving operation following a crash with four semis in heavy fog. No one else aboard the bus was seriously injured.
Student struck, killed by school bus
September 29, 2015
The Kentucky school bus was pulling away from the bus stop when it hit and killed the 5-year-old boy. The bus driver has been employed by Butler County Schools for nearly 18 years and has an exemplary driving record with the district.
School bus driver accused of continuing route after crash
September 23, 2015
The Indiana driver was suspended and is facing several charges for allegedly striking a guide wire to a utility pole, then continuing her route without reporting the collision. No one was hurt in the incident.
School bus driver cited, fired after crashing into pond
September 22, 2015
Officials say that the Hillsborough County (Fla.) Public Schools driver apparently hit the accelerator while hitting the brake before careening into a pond with 27 students on board.
School bus crashes into pond
September 18, 2015
It is not yet clear what caused a Florida school bus carrying 27 students to run off the road and into the water. A 10-year-old student was able to bring three of his fellow students to safety, and no one was seriously injured.
Texas school bus crash kills 2 students
September 15, 2015
The Houston school bus is hit by a motorist, then hits a guardrail, falls off a freeway overpass and lands overturned on the road below. The crash kills two students and injures two others, as well as the bus driver.
NHTSA updates school transportation fatality data
July 21, 2015
The federal agency’s latest report shows that, on average, about 33 school-age children die in school transportation-related crashes each year.
Student honored for actions after school bus crash
July 14, 2015
Shayne Pierre, 15, received an award from the Montana Highway Patrol for assisting the injured drunken driver of the other vehicle, then returning to the bus to get the students to exit because he had noticed gasoline leaking from the vehicles.
More details on school bus driver in Tennessee crash
July 2, 2015
Autopsy results show that James Davenport, who was injured in the crash, died later of natural causes but was on several medications at the time of his death. However, earlier toxicology reports showed that he did not have drugs in his system at the time of the crash.
School bus driver killed in crash had heart attack
June 30, 2015
Autopsy and toxicology reports on New York driver Edwin Rivera DeJesus show he had an underlying heart condition, dispelling rumors that he was intoxicated during the accident.
School bus safety a key theme in Oregon conference
June 23, 2015
Emergency response, vehicle dynamics and crash prevention were among the topics covered during the Oregon Pupil Transportation Association’s annual gathering.
School bus fatally strikes pedestrian
June 12, 2015
According to a preliminary investigation, a 58-year-old woman was crossing a street in Derwood, Maryland, when a school bus making a left turn struck her.
School bus driver falls asleep at wheel, crashes empty bus
June 11, 2015
Josiah Muckey of Oregon is cited by police for careless driving after they say he fell asleep and crashed into two trees, a highway sign and a retaining wall.
Police: School bus driver in fatal crash was texting
June 5, 2015
Investigators find that school bus driver James Davenport was distracted by texting during the time leading up to the Dec. 2 crash that killed three. Davenport died on June 1.
Oregon school bus driver killed in head-on collision
May 21, 2015
Terilyn Morgan, a bus driver for First Student, was killed when her bus collided with a semi-truck. The one passenger aboard the bus, Gary Randolph, is hospitalized and in critical condition.
Pedestrian killed in collision with school bus
May 14, 2015
Witnesses tell investigators that the bus driver was turning left on what appeared to be a green arrow when the collision with the pedestrian occurred.
NTSB reviews benefits of onboard video systems
April 30, 2015
The agency’s new report highlights the fatal Port St. Lucie school bus crash, in which onboard video captured “valuable data about pre-crash, crash and post-crash events.”
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