School Bus Accident Injures Three Children in Houston County Georga
HOUSTON COUNTY, GA – According to an online news article at wgxa.tv, a school bus and another vehicle were involved in a traffic accident that sent three children to the hospital.*
The accident occurred at Highway 41 and Christine Circle in the afternoon hours, per the Georgia State Patrol. The bus had just picked up children from school. The injuries the three children sustained were minor. The children were transported to a local hospital for medical treatment.
The Georgia State Patrol indicates that the accident occurred when a vehicle that was turning left signaled too late. The bus driver slammed on the brakes to avoid hitting the vehicle. This was a chain-reaction-style accident, in which a vehicle hit into the back of the bus, then another one.
The bus driver was not deemed to be at fault for causing the accident. There are no further details on the accident at this time.
Over 23 million students travel to and from school on school buses on a daily basis across the United States. Fortunately, school buses are one of the safest methods of transportation for our children. According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, riding on a school bus is thirteen times more safe than riding in a passenger car, and it is also ten times more safe than walking to school. Notwithstanding, even if a child is much less likely to be injured riding in a school bus versus in a passenger vehicle, there are still incidences when school bus drivers and other drivers are negligent, breaching their duty of care to provide a safe form of transportation for school-aged children. The result of this breach of a duty of care can be devastating, resulting in a serious bus accident.
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