School bus officials, transportation directors, mechanics, and other student transportation employees from across the state gathered in Des Moines from July 15 to 17 to attend the Iowa Pupil Transportation Association’s annual conference.
Deputy Eric Diekmann and local firefighter Greg Meyer stop the bus after the bus driver reportedly suffers a medical emergency that causes him to drive on the wrong side of the highway.
Nearly 3,000 people sign a petition calling for charges to be dropped against John Stevens of Texas, who was involved in a crash with a train that killed a student, and for the crossing it occurred at to be changed.
C.L. Jones stops and exits his truck on the roadway when a school bus hits him and the vehicle, police say.
The father, twin sister, and grandfather of Miranda Vargas, who was killed in a New Jersey school bus crash in 2018, meet with members of Congress to gather support for school bus safety legislation.
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.
A National Transportation Safety Board report states that the fatal 2018 crash that killed the bus driver and injured several passengers was caused by the driver suffering from an unknown medical event.
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.