Two Students Hospitalized After Bus Accident in Dekalb County, Georgia
DEKALB COUNTY, GA- According to fox5atlanta.com, a school bus crash caused injuries to two students from the Cedar Grove High School. The collision took place at about 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.*
Reports about the crash indicate that the collision involved several vehicles and that two students on the bus were transported to a local hospitalfollowing the accident.
According to the school, parents came to pick up the students who were not hospitalized. No reports about the extent of the two students’ injuries have been released.
School bus accidents are fairly rare. Even when school buses are involved in crashes, the odds are that people on the school bus will not sustain severe injuries. Between the year 2006 and the year 2015, there were 301 school children killed in accidents involving school transportation. Out of that total, only 18 percent of those killed were on the school bus at the time of the crash. The largest percentage of children killed were kids traveling in other vehicles, which accounted for 46 percent of deaths. Another 34 percent of those killed were pedestrians. Finally, 3 percent were children who were riding bikes.
While school busses are arguably the safest vehicles on the road, many of them do not come with seat belts. While some people believe seat belts are unnecessary because the vehicles are already very safe, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that it supports the installation of lap and shoulder belts in school buses as an additional safety measure.
With or without the extra safety measures, Statistics indicate that school buses get children to and from school safely more often than cars or walking.
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