News that drew the most traffic on the School Bus Fleet website this year covered a serious school bus crash in Indiana, illegal bus passing, and recognition of drivers' heroic actions and service.
1. Driver, Students Taken to Hospital After School Bus Crash
Twenty-one people, including 19 students, were taken to the hospital after a school bus collided with a garbage truck.
2. 2 Women Arrested for Attacking School Bus Driver
Ty’Andra Williams and Tiffany Pruitt of Missouri allegedly boarded a school bus and attacked the driver over a student’s claim that the driver told another student to jump on her.
3. N.Y. Motorist Caught on Video Using Sidewalk to Pass School Buses
Video footage showed students walking across the sidewalk when the motorist approached and waited for several to run in front of the vehicle before driving past them.
4. Video Shows N.Y. School Bus Driver Saving Student From Passing Vehicle
Samantha Call is seen on video grabbing the student by his jacket as a vehicle drove past the stopped school bus. Call later received the National Association for Pupil Transportation's 2019 Heroism Award for her actions.
5. Longtime Driver Buried in Casket Decorated Like a School Bus
David Wright of Tennessee was laid to rest in a casket designed like a school bus after passing away on Aug. 13. He was 76.