In a video statement, David Duke of Durham School Services issues an emotional apology to the families impacted by the crash, in which five students were killed.
The school bus driver in the single-vehicle crash in Chattanooga faces multiple charges, including vehicular homicide and reckless driving.
A county prosecutor in New Jersey says that the investigation is ongoing, but it appears that the bus was properly within its lane of travel when it was struck by an SUV.
The agency’s Dec. 1 meeting will primarily cover safety issues around school buses but will also include updates on lap-shoulder belts.
Glenn Chappell was notified that he was “no longer authorized” to drive a school bus for failing to provide medical certification. The school system was not notified, he continued driving, and died in a crash that killed five others.
Glenn R. Chappell of Baltimore lost a civil case over hitting a parked car, was convicted for not showing a registration card during a traffic stop, and convicted again of driving a vehicle with suspended registration, court records state. The offenses did not involve a school bus.
A Baltimore school bus hits a car and a pillar, enters oncoming traffic, and hits the driver’s side of a transit bus, killing the school bus driver and five of the transit bus passengers. No students were aboard the school bus.
A 9-year-old Massachusetts girl is not fully clear from the bus when the door closes. She gets caught in the door as the bus drives away, is dragged a short distance, and then is struck by the bus, police say.
Seat belts are among the topics of discussion for the task force, which is charged with making recommendations to the state Legislature by Jan. 31.
Kari Chopper had an enlarged heart and may have experienced abnormal heart rhythm or a fainting episode before she crashed into a pillar at the Denver airport last month, according to the autopsy. No signs of drug or alcohol use were found.
Police find no mechanical problems with the bus that Kari Chopper was driving that crashed into a pillar at the Denver airport earlier this month. Autopsy results for Chopper have not been released yet.
Kyle Richmond, 16, is riding a skateboard when he falls into the road and a school bus hits him. He suffers severe head trauma and is pronounced dead at the scene.
Kari Chopper is preparing to leave the Denver International Airport when she apparently makes a wrong turn, crashes into a pillar, and is killed. Fifteen students and three coaches are injured in the crash.