Paulding County, Georgia, School Bus Involved in Crash


January 12, 2019

PAULDING COUNTY, GA. – According to an online news report from fox5atlanta.com, a Paulding County, Georgia, school bus was involved in a crash.*

A car struck a McClure Middle School bus carrying 52 students on Harmony Grove Church Road. The cause and nature of the crash is not clear. The road was wet from rain, which might have contributed to the crash.

Fifteen students on the bus were transported to WellStar Paulding Hospital to be evaluated. They have all since been released, according to the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office. Parents of the middle school students on the bus were all notified, and some parents came to pick up their children at the scene. Others were taken home on a different bus. The school has not released a comment about the accident at this time. 

No information was reported about the make and model of the car that struck the bus. The driver has not been identified, and it does not appear he or she was injured. 

After a string of fatal bus accidents around the nation, the National Transportation Safety Board has recommended that all school buses in the country have seat belts. Under current federal law, school buses weighing less than 10,000 pounds are required to have seat belts. Larger school buses are not required to have them by federal law, but some states have passed legislation requiring seat belts on all buses. Seven states in the U.S. to date have passed such legislation: Arkansas, California, Florida, Louisiana, New Jersey, New York, and Texas. 

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Source:

http://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/school-bus-accident-sends-4-students-to-hospital
https://www.wtoc.com/2018/10/30/debate-over-seat-belts-school-buses/

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