School Bus Crash Kills Truck Driver on US Highway 1 in Alma, Georgia (GA)
ALMA, GA- Everythinglubbock.com writes that a school bus crash left one driver dead and injured several students this week in Bacon County, Georgia. The incident occurred in the mid-afternoon in the southbound lanes when a rented truck collided with the rear of the bus.*
The man operating the truck died following the crash. Two medevac helicopters were on site, and at least eight of the students on the bus suffered injuries in the collision. Following the incident, the driver of the truck and the bus driver were both helping students out of the bus when the truck driver reportedly fell and died at the scene. Reports have not released the name of the driver. It took several hours for officials to clear the scene of the crash. Images taken from the scene show the rear of the bus severely damaged and the front of a Ryder truck that appears mangled.
School buses are considered to be the safest vehicle of all. Even still, there are an average of four to six fatalities of school-aged children riding buses each year. The risks to children who take the school bus are far lower than they are for students who get to and from school in other ways. In fact, students taking the bus are 70 times as likely to get safely to their schools as they would be if they traveled in a car. These buses are meant to be highly visible, which is intended to help prevent them from being overlooked by other drivers. School buses also have rollover protection and high crush standards which are designed to protect their precious cargo.
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