School Bus Accidents and Fatalities

School buses are generally among the safest vehicles on the road, but occasionally mishaps do happen. Here are some of the stories of how things go wrong: Bus Catches Fire In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a tour bus that was carrying middle school students from Kentucky caught fire while driving down Interstate 70.  (April 23, 2015) Fatal school Bus Crash In Rochester, New York, a bus driver was killed & several students injured when two school busses collided On Rochester’s northeast side.  … Continue reading →

Five Kids Killed In School Bus Crash

A horrific bus crash in Chattanooga, Tennessee, has taken the lives of five children and injured many more, making it one of the deadliest school bus crashed in US history. Five kids died at the scene, and at least 23 others were taken to the hospital. The deceased included a kindergartner, 1st grader, and three 4th graders. Twelve remain hospitalized as of November 23rd, sic in intensive care.  At least 35 children were on the bus at the time, ranging … Continue reading →

School Bus Accidents

It’s been a bad month or two for school buses in the United States. Here are some of the recent incidents: School Bus Rollover Accidents   School Bus Does A Flip In Durango, Colorado, a school bus that was transporting 44 children did a complete roll over on Tuesday, November 17, 2015. Amazingly, only ten children suffered minor injuries … it could have been a whole lot worse. School Bus Rolls Over in Kansas In Hiawatha, Kansas, in the northeaster … Continue reading →

Two Girls Die In School Bus Crash

In Houston, Texas, a school bus that was ferrying students to Furr High School swerved to avoid another car an ended up driving off a highway overpass. Witnesses say the bus did a nose dive and flipped before landing on it’s side along the embankment below. Two students were killed in the accident: a 17-year-old girl died at the scene, and a 13-year-old girl died shortly thereafter at a local hospital. Two other students and the driver were hospitalized with … Continue reading →

School Bus Insanity

There must be something about school buses that makes people go insane. Maybe it’s the bright orange color that’s driving people mad. Whatever the case may be, people seem to do a lot of strange things around school buses. In Gwinnett County, Georgia, a 65-year-old man was tired of school buses “speeding on his street” as he put it. So he decided to take matters into his own hands, and according to police, attacked a school bus that was transporting … Continue reading →

Mother Saves Kids from Runaway Bus

In Massachusetts, a fast-acting mother is being credited with saving a sidewalk full of children from a runaway bus. Lorie Aliano had just dropped off her son at elementary school for a class trip to the zoo. That was when she looked up and spotted an empty bus rolling down a driveway and heading towards the children. So she jumped into the bus, sat down in the driver’s seat, and stomped on the middle pedal . . . which she … Continue reading →

Truck Rear End Stops School Bus

May 18, 2015 In Polson, Montana, a stopped school bus was rear ended by a pick-up truck as it was letting off students, sending 3 kids to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.  According to highway patrol trooper, Terry Rosenbaum, 10 or 11 students were on the bus when the accident occurred, which happened about 3 miles west of town.  One child was getting off the bus at the time, and was thrown several feet by the collusion. … Continue reading →

School Bus Driver Passes Out At The Wheel

3-28-08 Forty-four children on a field trip to an Aquarium in Chattanooga, Tennessee, were dealt a scary experience as their bus driver passed out at the wheel. The bus was owned by Adventure Bus Charter & Tours, Inc., of Sumiton. A math teacher on the bus, Amy King, tried to take hold of the wheel to keep the coach from swerving into oncoming traffic. She managed to avoid a head-on collision, but wasn’t able to right the bus. It went … Continue reading →

Indonesian School Bus Crash Kills 14

(July 7,2007) A speeding bus filled with a group of junior high school students and their teachers collided with 3 cars and 2 motor-bikes as the bus was trying to pass another vehicle. The bus then plunged into a 30 foot ravine, killing 14 people and hospitalizing 48 others, 26 of who were in critical condition. It appeared the bus driver lost control of the speeding vehicle while attempting to pass another car, said captain Basuki of the local police.  … Continue reading →