While a recent spate of accidents both locally and nationwide has called into question the safety of school buses, they are the safest way for your child to make their way to and from school. A child who rides the bus is 70 times more likely to arrive at school safely compared to other means of transportation. School buses are designed to be safe and visible and are among some of the most regulated vehicles on the roadways. Less than 1% of all traffic fatalities that occur nationwide are children on a school bus. Many of the accidents that school buses do become involved with are the fault of another driver.
My Fox 8 reports on a school bus and a car crash into a house in High Point, North Carolina. A report from High Point, North Carolina police indicated that a car and a school bus collided with a house, injuring one person. The crash happened on Meredith Street near Oneka Avenue at about 3 p.m. on Tuesday.
A 2015 Chrysler 200 ran a stop sign while headed east on Oneka Avenue at the Meredith Street intersection. The bus, which was traveling north on Meredith, hit the side of the car. Both vehicles then hit a house that was unoccupied at 1601 Oneka Avenue. The bus driver and one student were on board the bus, which was from Oakview Elementary.
Two people inside the Chrysler were taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. The bus driver was also taken to the hospital, but their injuries were not life-threatening. The student was not injured.
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