Gerald Douglas Rupple of California is sentenced to 210 days in jail after failing to disclose a medical condition that caused him to pass out and crash a bus with students on board.
John Stevens of Texas is arrested and indicted for criminally negligent homicide and injury to a child in connection with a crash with a train in January that killed a student.
Norman Bliss of Pennsylvania is driving a tractor-trailer and collides with the rear-end of a school bus, causing a chain reaction crash with two other tractor-trailers.
Despite a handful of tragic incidents, school buses are the safest vehicles on the road, particularly given all the obstacles that drivers have to contend with every day.
Ericka Holley of North Carolina loses control of the bus, which runs off the highway and into a ditch. There are no serious injuries.
The driver tells police that the bus's brakes had failed after starting the bus from a stop, causing the bus to sideswipe another vehicle and crash into the lawn of a home.
Jayce Holt, 6, is riding his bicycle along the road toward an intersection, likely doesn’t realize the bus is turning, and brakes too late. He falls into the intersection and gets hit by the bus.
When a pickup truck enters her lane of travel, Danielle Kennedy of Michigan honks her horn, swerves in a split second, and avoids impact. Twenty-five students are aboard at the time.
The 6-year-old student runs to the side of the bus as it is departing her school in an attempt to stop the driver, but falls and is pulled underneath the bus.
The 7-year-old student is crossing behind the stopped school bus when a van behind the bus hits him, pinning him against the bus.
The Pennsylvania motorist will not receive a new trial after he was convicted in a crash that caused a school bus carrying more than a dozen students to tip over.
Hudy Muldrow Sr. is charged with two counts of reckless vehicular homicide, 25 counts of assault by auto, and 16 additional counts of assault by auto as a disorderly persons offense for the May 2018 crash.
A slew of bills are currently being proposed in multiple states to address school bus safety. Most involve toughening penalties on stop-arm running and allowing or even requiring stop-arm cameras on buses.