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.
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.
The North Carolina motorist who allegedly hit a school bus had just been involved in a hit-and-run accident, and was charged with a DUI. No students were aboard the bus at the time.
Scott Poirier of Massachusetts crashed his bus into a telephone pole and was arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated. He told police he didn’t drink any alcohol, but did take DayQuil and NyQuil.
Prosecutors say the decision not to file criminal charges against Christine Beeler was based on factors such as absence of impairment of the driver and video of the incident.
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.
A police report states that bus driver Christine Beeler left the driver’s seat without engaging the parking brake, causing the bus to roll forward. The report also states that Beeler was “distracted,” but does not indicate what took her attention away from her duties.
The school bus driver made an evasive maneuver that “prevented a potentially catastrophic tragedy,” officials for the Texas district say.
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.