Investigators believe that Mohamed Wasuge of Minnesota had fallen asleep when his bus sideswiped three cars, jumped a curb and almost hit a post office. Court records show that he has been convicted of traffic violations at least 11 times since 2003.
A New Jersey motorist was killed when he struck a school bus, which drove off the road and overturned. Four students and the bus driver were injured, and the aide was hospitalized for serious injuries.
When an oncoming car suddenly veered into his lane, James Bratager, a driver for Olympia (Wash.) School District, was able to swerve the bus to avoid a head-on collision. He was presented with a certificate of recognition.
In the accident at an Indianapolis school, a stationary bus suddenly accelerated and jumped the curb, striking and killing a principal and injuring two students.
A Montcalm (Mich.) Area Intermediate School District bus and a horse and buggy pull into an intersection at the same time, causing the horse to strike the bus. The bus and buggy sustain minor damage, but no one is injured, and the horse appears to be unharmed.
A motorist crossed the center line of the highway and struck a school bus head-on. The motorist was pronounced dead at the scene and the bus driver, student and teacher’s aide aboard the bus were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
A Texas school bus driver disobeyed a stop sign, collided with a truck, and then slammed into a house, police said. The students aboard and the two women in the home were not seriously harmed, but the driver of the truck was taken to the hospital.
An attorney for Lenoir Sainfimin, the Florida driver whose bus careened into a pond in September, pleaded not guilty on the driver’s behalf to a charge of careless driving. The attorney also asked to subpoena unedited surveillance video from the bus.
The bus was stopped to pick up a student when the driver of a Nissan Altima struck the back of the bus. The driver fled but was later caught by police.
A driver in Colorado was distracted by noisy students before his bus veered off of a narrow road and rolled last week, district officials say. The driver was new to the job.
A driver in Tennessee apparently blacked out and lost control of the bus, and it then jumped the curb and flipped over. The driver and aide were the only passengers aboard.
Police in Pennsylvania say that a stopped school bus was about to discharge students when a car failed to stop in time and slid into the front of the bus.
Police in Iowa allege that an SUV driver was intoxicated when he crashed into a school bus carrying 32 students. The bus rolled around and landed back on its wheels.