National Coalition For School Bus Safety
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DATA RECEIVED FROM ONLINE ACCIDENT FORMS 2009 ONWARDS

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January 20, 2012 - Troy, Alabama
October 25, 2011 - Deltona, Florida
June 2, 2010 - Nashport, Ohio
April 28, 2010 - Narvon, PA
April 8, 2010 - Florala Alabama
March 1, 2010 - Houston Texas
February 16, 2010 - West Palm Beach, FL
October 16, 2009 - Bentonville AR
May 18, 2009 - Pulaski County, Kentucky
 

Date of Accident January 20 2012
School District Pike County
Total  Number of Occupants 41
Town & State Troy, Alabama
Destination Morning Run
Contributing Factors Rain, Driver Error
Type of School Bus Type I / Post-1977 / no seatbelts
Ownership of School Bus School District
Collision Type Roll-over
NTSB Investigation Unknown
Statistics Injuries only
Fire No
Bus Manufacturer Not known
Litigation Unknown
Form Submitted By Bobby Edwards
City Troy
State Alabama
Narrative of Accident 41 taken to get checked out...not sure of how many with broken bones

Date of Accident October 25, 2011 - Deltona, Florida
School District Volusia County School Board
Total  Number of Occupants 1 person involved
Town & State Deltona, Florida
Destination Afternoon Run.
Contributing Factors No school bus driver on the bus
Type of School Bus Type I / Post-1977 / no seatbelts
Ownership of School Bus Unknown
Collision Type Husband sitting in car and hit by bus while waiting on kids to be release from school
NTSB Investigation Unknown
Statistics Injuries only. Frontal Collision
Fire No
Bus Manufacturer Not known
Litigation Unknown
Form Submitted By Tara
City Deltona
State Florida
Narrative of Accident Yes, my husband is still going through medical treatment and still arguing on what is what when the bus rolled into my husband's car missing several other cars.

Date of Accident June 2, 2010
School District Tri Valley Local
Total  Number of Occupants 8
Town & State Nashport, Ohio
Destination Morning Run
Contributing Factors Weather
Type of School Bus Unknown
Ownership of School Bus School District
Collision Type Roll-over
NTSB Investigation Unknown
Statistics Injuries / Fatalities
Fire Yes
Bus Manufacturer Blue Bird
Litigation Unknown
Form Submitted By Randi Thomas
City Frazeysburg
State Ohio
Narrative of Accident 2 hurt 1 fatality

Date of Accident April 28, 2010
School District Eastern Lancaster County
Total  Number of Occupants 36
Town & State Narvon, PA
Destination Morning Run
Contributing Factors Other Vehicle Error
Box truck driver that rear-ended the bus was charged with reckless driving
Type of School Bus Type I / Post-1977 / no seatbelts
Ownership of School Bus Independent Contractor
Collision Type Rear
NTSB Investigation Unknown
Statistics Injuries Only
Fire  
Bus Manufacturer  
Litigation  
As reported by Lancaster News Papers, Inc.
Narrative of Accident:  
A child was seriously injured Wednesday morning when a truck ran into the rear of a school bus on Route 322 in Caernarvon Township.

Ten other children and the bus driver suffered minor injuries in the 8:30 a.m. crash. All were expected to be treated at Ephrata Community Hospital and released.

The child with the more serious injuries was taken to Lancaster General Hospital and then transferred to Hershey Medical Center for further treatment, a school official said.

The students were on a bus headed to Blue Ball Elementary School when the accident happened. The collision occurred near the intersection of Route 322 and Groff Lane, east of Blue Ball, in the village of Beartown.

The students, second- to sixth-graders, were checked for head and neck injuries after the accident, said Eastern Lancaster County School superintendent Robert Hollister.

Nine ambulances responded to the accident. Emergency workers took some of the children off the bus on backboards after fitting them with neck braces, said Hollister, who praised the emergency response.

Hollister also praised the school bus driver, Denise Wilimzig, 38, of New Holland, for her quick actions during the accident.

The bus was stopped and a student was about to get on board when it was hit from behind, the superintendent said.

"The driver heard the brakes of the truck and yelled for the kid to get away," he said. "The kid would have been stepping on the bus at the moment of impact. The bus driver's quick actions prevented some serious injuries."

Wilimzig, who works for Brightbill Transportation, was thrown into the steering wheel by the collision, Hollister said.

The driver of the box truck was James Rhoads, 73, of Reading, state Trooper Nelson Renno said. The truck was from Tab Industries in Reading.

Rhoads was cited for careless driving after the collision, Renno said.

Hollister said the students stayed calm after the accident.

"It's a difficult situation," he said. "It's very scary when you start to take kids out of the back of the bus."

Parents of injured students were notified, he said. Sixteen students on the bus who were not injured continued to to school, where they were checked by a school nurse.

Date of Accident April 8, 2010
School District Covington County, Alabama
Total  Number of Occupants 40
Town & State Florala Alabama
Destination Afternoon Run
Contributing Factors Driver Error
Type of School Bus Unknown
Ownership of School Bus School District
Collision Type Frontal
NTSB Investigation No
Statistics Fatalities Only
Fire No
Bus Manufacturer Thomas
Litigation No
Form Submitted By Parents
City Florala
State Alabama
Narrative of Accident My daughter Lexi Worrell who is handicapped (scoliosis) was put off at the wrong bus stop by a bus driver who has a long list of endangering children (dragged a child 10 feet by the backpack etc.) previous to running over Lexi with the rear wheels in front of our home. An agreement was made to put her off in front of our home. The bus driver Curtis Wilson was 69 yrs old at the time of the homicide. He had a heart attack the previous year and was allowed to continue to drive. There were numerous complaints to include parents filing complaints with the School Board Superintendent Terry Holley and the Principle of the school W.S. Harlan located in Lockhart Alabama. NOTHING was ever done to the bus driver who was accused of speeding ,child endangerment, backing the bus on a dirt road and sliding into a ditch. Too many complaints to list. Our daughter was 8 years old.

Date of Accident March 1, 2010
School District Houston Texas
Total  Number of Occupants 10
Town & State Houston Texas
Destination Morning Run
Type of School Bus Unknown
Ownership of School Bus School District
Collision Type Non-crash Event
NTSB Investigation Unknown
Statistics Injuries Only
Fire No
Bus Manufacturer Unknown
Litigation No
Form Submitted By Mother
City Houston
State Texas
Narrative of Accident This past March I sent my son Joshua Terrones in the bus, the special education route #1547. I decided to check with Bonner Elementary(Houston Texas) to know if he had arrived safely because of the bad weather. My son's teacher informed me that the school bus had arrived, but that my son was not at the school. As you can imagine I panicked. Apparently my son fell asleep on the bus seat. When the bus got to the school the driver did not check from the back to the front of the bus and he never realized that my son was sleeping. I can not stop thinking of all the things that could have happened with a negligent driver. I talked with the school many times for assistant in the bus. I make meeting with the ARD and nothing. My son is autistic and non-verbal. Please help my son.

Date of Accident February 16, 2010
School District Palm Beach County
Total  Number of Occupants  
Town & State West Palm Beach, FL
Destination Afternoon Run
Contributing Factors Driver Error
Type of School Bus Unknown
Ownership of School Bus School District
Collision Type Frontal
NTSB Investigation Unknown
Statistics Unknown
Fire No
Bus Manufacturer Thomas
Litigation Unknown
Form Submitted By Maxine Bodman
City West Palm Beach
State FL
Narrative of Accident Driver in a car was turning right on a green light, school bus collided with vehicle running through a red light.

Date of Accident October 16, 2009
School District Bentonville School District
Total  Number of Occupants 30+
Town & State Bentonville AR
Destination Field Trip AM
Contributing Factors Other Vehicle Error
Type of School Bus Type I / Pre-1977 / no seatbelts
Ownership of School Bus School District
Collision Type Rear
NTSB Investigation Unknown
Statistics Injuries Only
Fire No
Bus Manufacturer Unknown
Litigation Unknown
Form Submitted By  
City  
State  
Narrative of Accident  

Date of Accident May 18, 2009
School District Pulaski County, Kentucky
Total  Number of Occupants 30
Town & State  
Destination Afternoon Run
Contributing Factors Weather
Type of School Bus Type I / Pre-1977 / no seatbelts
Ownership of School Bus School District
Collision Type Rear
NTSB Investigation Yes
Statistics Injuries Only
Fire No
Bus Manufacturer American Transportation
Litigation Unknown
Form Submitted By Student
City Eubank
State KY
Narrative of Accident A car sideswiped the rear tire on the bus, causing us to hit a line of large pine trees. 14 students were injured no major injuries, everyone is now okay.

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