Special Needs Transportation

Girl suffers head trauma after fall from moving school bus

Posted on January 4, 2013

RUTHERFORD, N.J. — A 16-year-old girl suffered serious head trauma on Wednesday after falling from the back of her moving school bus, according to a story on northjersey.com.

Lt. John Russo of the Rutherford Police Department told the news source that the bus was carrying the girl and three other students who attend a school for children with special needs. The driver and an aide were also on board.

Officials said the girl opened an emergency hatch at the back of the bus, and they believe she either fell or jumped. An investigation into the incident is ongoing.

To read the full story, click here.


Other news on a similar incident:

Special-needs student survives fall from bus on freeway

District: Student’s fall from bus ‘could have been avoided’

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