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School Bus Collides with Car Injuring Three in DeLand, Florida


March 11, 2020

DELAND, FL- Fox35orlando.com writes that a crash occurred in the mid-afternoon in DeLand, Florida, between a school bus and another vehicle. Reports indicate that there were about eleven students on the bus at the time of the incident.*

Police stated that a sedan was backing out of a driveway, and a bus struck the car in its rear. According to the driver, he or she was looking in the mirror to check the children when the bus struck the other vehicle. The students were not harmed in the wreck, but three people traveling in the sedan sustained injuries. The victims included one adult and two children. The injuries are not life-threatening, and all are expected to recover. Police charged the bus driver for careless driving.

School bus crashes most often result in injuries to people who are in other vehicles. The design of these massive buses is intended to be as safe as possible, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) considers school buses to be the safest vehicles on the road. The standards are far higher than those for other types of buses. 

Still, a small number of students on these vehicles are killed each year. Statistically, between four and six people die as passengers on school buses each year. This number is extremely small when compared to other vehicular deaths. The greatest risk to students who ride the school bus is when they are walking to or from the bus. Once boarded, the risk of injury or death is far lower than the risk to students traveling in passenger vehicles or walking to and from school. 

Accident News is a safety and education initiative from Montlick & Associates, designed to help people better understand and thereby avoid common accident causes.  To learn more about our injury prevention programs, including iridesafe.com - click here. We hope you are never in an accident, but if you or family member are injured, call Montlick & Associates 24/7 for your free consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) or use our live chat at Montlick.com.

Sources:https://www.fox35orlando.com/news/3-injured-after-school-bus-hits-vehicle-turning-into-driveway-florida-officials-say and https://www.nhtsa.gov/road-safety/school-bus-safety


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