Recent Crash Involving School Bus Prompts Response from Hamilton County Law Enforcement
HAMILTON COUNTY – According to an online news report at newschannel9.com, Hamilton County law enforcement and schools have partnered up in order to promote road safety around school buses.*
A press conference was held earlier this week that discussed the new campaign. There have been five school bus accidents in Hamilton County so far this school year, with the most recent one that occurred earlier this week.
The majority of the school bus accidents were minor and did not involve any life-threatening injuries.
Last week there was a serious accident that took place in Harrison. It was a head-on crash that involved a school bus and a jeep. It caused 13 children to sustain injuries, where they were transported to an area hospital. The driver of the Jeep was also sent to the hospital for treatment. There were approximately 50 students on board the bus that were going home from school. In four out of the five bus crashes, school officials note that the bus drivers were not responsible for the crash.
Over 23 million school-age children ride to and from school on school buses each day across the United States. School buses, despite that accidents sometimes occur, are among the safest forms of transportation. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicates that riding on a school bus is 13 times safer than riding in a passenger vehicle. It is also 10 times safer than walking.
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