The New Jersey driver reportedly tries to make a left turn and collides with a tractor-trailer, authorities say. Fourteen students are taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Evan VanArsdale of New Jersey steps in to assist the driver who is thrown from her seat and injured after the bus is hit by an SUV.
The New Jersey driver reportedly makes some wrong turns while taking kindergartners home. He is let go for not conducting a practice run on the route before the first day of school.
As New Jersey considers a lap-shoulder belt requirement and reviews several new school bus safety bills, one district equips new buses with the three-point belts and bolsters training. Meanwhile, Tennessee establishes a grant program to fund seat belts on school buses.
The state Senate Transportation Committee approves the bills, which address driver qualifications, transportation staffing, accident response, and tightening accountability measures.
A transportation consultant finds that Lakewood (N.J.) Public School District has outsourced inefficient school bus routes to private companies while its own buses go unused.
The president of the Paramus Public Schools Board of Education says that every new bus the district buys will have three-point belts. The board also plans to get estimates on retrofitting its existing fleet with the belts.
A school bus company owner is also among those sentenced in a scheme that allowed more than 200 people to evade exams for permits and licenses, New Jersey prosecutors say.
Eleven-year-old Rocco Arcese of New Jersey tells the driver that the bus smells like burning rubber, and they evacuate. The front of the bus becomes engulfed in flames moments later.
The bipartisan bill in Congress follows the fatal school bus crash in New Jersey and NTSB’s new recommendations on lap-shoulder belts.
The fourth-graders sell magnets, T-shirts, and lawn signs, raising over $18,000 during a daylong fundraiser. Their friends, siblings, and teachers were aboard the bus in the crash.
Hudy Muldrow Sr. is charged with two counts of reckless vehicular homicide/death by auto.
Between 1975 and 2017, Hudy Muldrow Sr.’s driver’s license was suspended 14 times. He was also issued 16 driving violations for speeding, and was cited for an improper lane change in 2010, officials say.