A Texas woman is reportedly walking in the road when she is hit by the bus. No one on the bus is injured.
The Indiana driver faces no criminal charges in a collision with a school bus that killed a student. A grand jury says the driver's actions did not fit the legal definition of recklessness.
John Stevens stopped his bus before the railroad tracks as state law requires and then pulled forward before being struck by a freight train, according to the crash report. One student was killed in the crash.
The National Association for Pupil Transportation is working with other industry organizations on a campaign to eliminate school transportation-related fatalities by 2025 called “Zip. Zero. Nada. None.”
The Texas bus, which had two students on board, came to a stop, then continued across the tracks in front of the train, police said. One student died and the other was hospitalized in critical condition.
The Indiana driver stated in a report on the Dec. 5 crash that killed a student that he was trying to remove a jacket and sweatshirt, and took his eyes off the road just before the incident.
Three Pennsyvlania siblings are hit by a car while waiting for their school bus. One student is taken to the hospital, where he is later pronounced dead, and two others are transported for injuries.
It is essential that the motorists who share the road with bus drivers stop for stopped school buses. However, it is encouraging to see how technology is evolving to help provide an even safer ride for all students.
Sen. Randy Head drafts a bill that addresses same-side pickups on state highways; reducing speed limits near bus stops; and increasing penalties for traffic law violations resulting in death.
Oralia Gutierrez Lopez of California suffers a medical emergency while driving the bus, and collides with a bus parked in front of her.
News that drew the most traffic on the School Bus Fleet website this year covered illegal school bus passing, a petition for tougher penalties on stop-arm running, and student and driver fatalities in the danger zone.
Silus Hunsinger of Pennsylvania is hit and killed by a pickup truck while crossing the road to his school bus stop.
A semi tractor-trailer reportedly enters the opposite lane of traffic and collides head-on with a school bus in Illinois, killing the driver of the truck and a school volunteer, police said.