School Bus Crashes into Pool in Orange County, Florida
ORANGE COUNTY, FL. – October 12, 2018 (wsbradio.com) A school bus carrying several children crashed into a backyard pool October 12 in Orange County, Florida, according to an online news report from wsbradio.com.*
The crash was reported at approximately 8:30 a.m. on October 12. An Orange County District school bus with nine children inside was involved in a crash with a Jeep in the area of Willowwood Street and Rushmore Court in Orange County. After impact, the bus traveled off the road, through a wooden fence, and partially into a backyard swimming pool. A hazmat crew responded to the scene because fuel from the bus was leaking into the pool.
The children aboard and the bus driver were thankfully not injured, according to reports. Orange County Fire Rescue said the woman driving the Jeep sustained minor injuries. It is not clear whether she was transported somewhere for treatment. No one involved in the crash has been identified at this time.
Orange County officials are investigating the bus crash and have not released additional information at this time. It is not clear how the crash between the bus and the Jeep occurred.
According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the United States has the highest rate of vehicle crash deaths among high-income countries in the world. The fatal crash rates in the U.S. are highest when measured both by population (10.3 deaths per every 100,000 people) and by registered vehicles ( 1.24 deaths per every 10,000 registered vehicles). The U.S. also has the fifth-highest rate of motor vehicle deaths based on miles traveled (1.10 deaths per every 100 million miles traveled).
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