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Tragic Crash Involving School Bus Kills One in Alabama

October 15, 2019

AL- writes that a 32-year-old woman was killed in a collision between a school bus and another vehicle. The victim was an Alabama school bus driver who had just dropped off students at school when the deadly crash took place.*

The school bus was traveling southbound on I-65 near an off-ramp to U.S. 45 when the other vehicle hit it and caused another vehicle to be struck as well. The driver who caused the crash was identified as a 22-year-old man from Panama City Beach. 

The bus driver was taken to the University Hospital in Mobile, Alabama, where she died a short time later from the injuries she sustained in the accident. The two other vehicles involved in the crash were damaged, but the occupants of those vehicles were not injured in the wreck.  

The driver who reportedly caused the collision has been arrested and is now facing charges of vehicular homicide. The details regarding what caused the crash has not yet been released.  Police are still investigating the collision.

School bus crashes are uncommon, and when they do occur, the injuries are typically sustained by the individuals who were in another vehicle, cycling or on foot. This is because school buses are designed as some of the safest vehicles on the road.  Obviously, a school bus is yellow, which is specifically designed to be noticeable to other motorists on the road.  Furthermore, the interior of school buses is made to be safe in crashes and rollovers, even without requiring students to use seatbelts. The safety standards for these buses are much more stringent than the standards for other similar vehicles. 

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