Safety

2 killed when bus strikes bridge pillar

Posted on March 12, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS — A school bus crashed into a railroad bridge pillar Monday morning, killing one child and the driver and critically injuring two other students, The Associated Press reports.

The bus was carrying 50 students to Indianapolis Lighthouse Charter School when the accident occurred. In addition to the fatalities and two criticial injuries, eight other students sustained more minor injuries.

Authorities said they did not yet know what caused the crash. Witnesses told investigators that the bus was not speeding or swerving.

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Related Topics: fatalities, school bus crash

Comments ( 3 )
  • Melanie McMichael

     | about 4 years ago

    I want everyone to see the difference between a school bus and a regular charter bus. While sadly 2 died here all 28 died in the Swiss accident in a charter bus. If school districts get rid of their fleet and start using charter buses there will be a lot more deaths when there are crashes!

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