Safety

Power Lines Fall on School Bus, Driver Trapped for Hours

Posted on October 15, 2018

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A school bus driver here was trapped when power lines fell on her bus while she was dropping off students on Thursday afternoon as the area was besieged by Tropical Storm Michael, WFMY reports.

One student was aboard the bus at the time of the incident, and left without permission from the driver, according to the news source. Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools officials told WFMY that the driver stayed on the bus until the fire department arrived. Firefighters consider the downed power lines to be a hazardous condition, and the bus driver wasn’t able to leave the bus until conditions were determined to be safe, which was about five hours later.

To read the full story, go here.

Related Topics: North Carolina, weather

Comments ( 0 )
More Stories
File photo courtesy Newport Mesa (Calif.) USD
Article

20 Questions (and Answers) on MAP-21

The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act includes new transportation regulations that will soon impact training requirements for school bus drivers, with a compliance deadline of Feb. 7, 2020. Here, School Bus Safety Co. shares responses to common questions.

Be the First to Know

Get the latest news and most popular articles from SBF delivered straight to your inbox. Stay on top of the school bus industry and don't miss a thing!