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.
Juan Martinez-Legus and LaToya King of South Bend (Ind.) Community School Corp. drive homeless residents to sites around the city during the "deep freeze."
A bus from Metropolitan School District of Washington Township collides with a tow truck then crashes into the side of a church. Minor injuries were reported.
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.
Although tragic, the fatal Indiana crash may be instructive of hazards such as lack of visibility, while the industry continues to educate the public on the dangers of passing buses and distracted driving.
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.
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.
The school bus, which is transporting 39 students, is rear-ended by a truck. One student dies and several others are taken to the hospital.
Indiana Sen. Eric Bassler will again propose a bill that would elevate the penalty for illegally passing a school bus from a traffic ticket to misdemeanor charges.
The Indiana driver who allegedly passed a school bus and hit and killed three students tells investigators that she didn’t see the bus or the students until it was too late.
Alyssa Shepherd of Indiana allegedly ran a stop arm and hit four students, killing three and seriously injuring another.
The Indiana students are not waiting at their stop when the bus driver arrives, and she drives away. The driver is required to complete additional training.
The city of Shelbyville may expand its smoking ban to include school bus stops after a mother voices concern about the health of her son and other children.