Effingham County School Bus Carrying Students Involved in Rincon, Georgia Crash
Rincon, GA - An Effingham County school bus was involved in a minor accident on Friday, August 3, 2018, according to Effingtonherald.net. The accident happened at or about 8:00 a.m. The exact number of students on-board at the time of the crash was not statedin the initial news report. However, the report did indicate that none of the students reported any significant injuries.*
The photo accompanying the story captured the damage done to the bus. The picture showed a small indentation behind the right rear wheel caused by the collision with another vehicle. Effingham County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene. They stopped traffic briefly to investigate the incident but had commuters on their way after a momentary delay. The accident happened on Ebenezer Road in the area of Enterprise Way.
The Georgia State Patrol took over the crash investigation. There were no reports whether the bus driver or the driver of the other vehicle suffered any injuries. The Georgia State Patrol did not indicateas to who might be at fault for the crash. No criminal charges were issued.
People rightfully cringe every time a school bus accident happens. News of a school bus wreck inspires instant worrying and fear that the event will end in catastrophe. The concern, while understandable, is not entirely justified-at least by the statistics.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), maintains statistics regarding school bus crashes. The NHTSA compiled statistics and analyzed school bus accidents from 2006 to 2015. The NHTSA’s data analysis found that an average of 30 school-aged children dies in school bus-related crashes. Each occurrence is a tragedy to be sure. However, most of the fatal collisions occur when the children walk near the bus. Only 18% of the children who died were onthe school bus when they suffered their life-threatening injuries.
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