Roy Newman of Georgia is driving students to school Monday morning when his bus leaves the road and crashes head-on into a tree. All the students aboard are treated for injuries.
In response to a safety review, Knox County (Tenn.) Schools directs funds to hire a safety manager, install surveillance cameras in new school buses, and ensure that spare buses have a radio system.
Florida fire rescue staff simulate a school bus crash, flipping a school bus onto a car. They advise students to look for traffic when exiting, stick together, and stay close to be accounted for.
A pickup truck driven by a 16-year-old student in Altoona, Alabama, collides with a school bus. The teen is killed, and the bus driver and aide are injured.
Randy Allen Payne of Washington allegedly hits two teenage girls with his SUV as they cross the street. He faces several charges, including DUI. The girls are being treated for serious injuries.
The attorney for Elizabeth Burris of Colorado says that she was not impaired at the time of a December crash in which her bus overturned. Burris pleads not guilty to multiple charges.
Brian Downing of Oklahoma ran a red light and crashed into a school bus in February and was cited. Three months later, he hits a special-needs school bus.
A 2-year-old boy was in the street when he was hit by a Clark County (Nev.) School District bus. Speed, alcohol, and drugs do not appear to be factors in the crash.
Investigators find that the school bus driver pulled in front of the police car. The officer reportedly couldn’t avoid a collision and struck the side of the bus.
An Indiana motorist loses control of her car after spilling a drink on herself and sideswipes a bus taking a high school basketball team to a game. The bus rolls over and passengers suffer minor injuries.
A Philadelphia bus driver drops students off and is stopped in traffic when a slab of concrete falls onto the street. Stones fly onto the steering wheel and glass falls onto the seats as drives away.
Tennessee bus driver Hollis Clay Walker allegedly crashes into a gate and sideswipes a fence on his route and is found with Klonopin pills. Several other complaints state that Walker had almost hit cars.
Just seconds after an Iowa state trooper pulled over to help a broken-down school bus, a semi sideswiped it and barely missed hitting him. None of the 40 students aboard the bus were hurt.