Of the thousands of fatal crashes that occur each year, those involving a school bus or school transportation are exceedingly rare. From 2004 to 2013, just .4% of crashes involved school buses or transportation. Most of the 134 people that die in school transportation-related crashes are in the other vehicles involved in the crash. Just 8% are passengers aboard the bus. Unfortunately, those statistics are of no comfort to the parents who lose their child in a school bus crash. WSB Radio reports on a 5-year-old killed in a bus crash in South Georgia.
The incident took place at about 7:15 a.m. on December 5th in Liberty County, Georgia. A school bus had been traveling along Ray Road, heading east when the driver lost control. The vehicle went into a ditch and then collided with a tree according to the Georgia State Patrol.
The roof of the bus caved in on top of the occupants upon impact.
22 children on the bus at the time of the accident suffered from injuries. All were taken either to Liberty Regional Medical Center or Winn Army Community Hospital.
62-year-old Evelyn Rodriguez of Hinesville was the driver of the bus. She was trapped and freed, then taken to Memorial Health in Savannah.
One 5-year-old was killed in the accident. The victim was a student in the Liberty County School System.
Grief counselors were made available to the staff and students.
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