School Bus Accidents ~ OPOLAW Injury Blog

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

School Bus Accidents

School is back in and school buses are on the road. In Minnesota, the school buses make at least 10,000 trips each day statewide. Last year, there were 615 bus crashes resulting in one death and 214 injuries. In the last five years, crashes involving school buses in Minnesota caused 21 deaths, including three children who were outside a bus and hit by other vehicles. Sate law requires drivers stop at least 20 feet away from a school bus displaying red flashing lights or an extended stop arm. Tuesday morning a pair of school bus accidents sent two people to the hospital, neither being children from either bus. The first accident was when a school bus stopped at the bus stop to pick up children and the bus had it’s lights flashing with its stop arm out. “The driver of the car that hit the bus told police that between the sun in her eyes and a fogging window, she didn’t see the bus prior to crashing.” Another accident was when a car and school bus collided. One person in the car was taken to a medical center.

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