Bus Accident Injures Student and Drivers in Howard County
On Friday, November 16, 2012, two drivers and one student were injured after a school bus crash involving a Montgomery County school bus and a car on Route 97 in Howard County, The Baltimore Sun reported.
A police spokeswoman, Sherry Llewellyn, stated that at approximately 1:40 p.m. a Toyota Corolla traveling southbound on Route 97 clipped the school bus, which was traveling northbound, while attempting a left turn, according to the newspaper.
Any school bus crash can be a frightening experience for parents, who naturally are concerned for the welfare of their children.
School Bus Accident Statistics
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration compiles school bus accident statistics. Since 1998, 1,564 people have died in school transportation-related crashes—an average of 142 fatalities per year. Most of the people who lost their lives in those crashes (72%) were occupants of other vehicles involved. Non-occupants (pedestrians, bicyclists, etc.) accounted for 20 percent of the deaths, and occupants of school transportation vehicles accounted for 8 percent.
If your child was injured or killed as a result of a school bus accident, or bus crash, a school bus accident attorney can help.
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