Jayzlin Yeboah, 7, of Pennsylvania is struck by the vehicle after getting off her school bus. She is listed in critical condition.
As previously reported, 21 people, including 19 students, were injured after a school bus collided with a Rumpke garbage truck that was stopped on State Road 350.
Investigators said the bus driver told them he couldn’t see the garbage truck because of the sun and that when he tried to go around it, another vehicle was in the oncoming lane, according to WLWT. A motorist driving behind the bus said in the report that he was going about 50 mph before the crash, the news source reports.
Police said in the report that the bus should have been traveling slower because “speed shall be restricted as necessary to avoid colliding,” according to WLWT. The report also shows that as the bus approached the garbage truck, the road curved, and as the bus hit the truck, it pushed the truck forward 40 feet, the news source reports. The report said troopers retrieved cellphone information from both drivers and found no activity at the time of the crash, and that the garbage truck recorded video of two different viewpoints before and after the impact, according to WLWT.
The bus driver alerts the fifth grade student to get back on the bus when a vehicle drives on the sidewalk past the stopped bus, plowing across several lawns.
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The federal agency’s clearinghouse will contain records of violations of FMCSA’s drug and alcohol testing program by commercial drivers, including school bus drivers.
Kimberleigh Welch is traveling along the highway when another vehicle hits her bus, causing it to overturn. She is taken to the hospital where she succumbs to her injuries. No one else was on board at the time.
The national association and school bus company release “My School Bus, the Safest Form of Student Transportation” to promote National School Bus Safety Week.
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A Wake County (N.C.) Public School System bus driver is transporting a student home when they notice smoke coming from the front of the bus, which apparently underwent inspection earlier that day.
Bus driver Carlos and aide Linda of South Carolina are driving on their morning route when they spot a boy who had gone missing the night before. They convince him to board the bus and take him to safety.
The Texas 3-year-old is found unresponsive and not breathing with a seat belt wrapped around his neck. He is transported to the hospital where he later passes away.
The First Student bus is transporting two students from a Pennsylvania school when its passenger-side tires go off of the roadway, causing the driver to lose control of the bus and hit an oncoming vehicle.
The 5-year-old New York boy, who has autism, is dropped off at a school located a half a mile away from the school he attends.
The Maine student is preparing to get on the bus when he is struck by the vehicle. Police say the bus's flashing lights were not activated at the time of the incident.
The Louisiana 10-year-old drives the bus from a local high school after it was apparently unlocked and the keys were left inside, officials say. The child is taken into custody.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issues an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on a requirement for a seat belt use warning system for rear seats. In particular, the agency seeks comment on a requirement for high-occupancy vehicles, including 15-passenger vans and school buses.