According to the National Safety Council, 117 people were killed in school bus-related crashes nationwide. However, the majority, 70%, of the deaths were people in other vehicles and not passengers on the school bus. Only about 5% were passengers on the school bus, 4% were bus drivers, and 2% were bicyclists. When it comes to injuries, between 2007 and 2016, 35% of those injured were school bus passengers. 50% were passengers in other vehicles and 8% were bus drivers. This is a small amount compared to the 471,461 yellow school buses that provide transportation daily, carrying 25 million elementary and secondary school children each day.
WSB TV reports that after an accident involving two school buses, 22 children were taken to be checked out. The incident happened at about 9:41 A.M. by GA-11 in Social Circle on Thursday morning.
According to the Georgia State Patrol, one bus had been closely following the other just before the accident. The leading bus stopped abruptly due to another crash and the following bus crashed into it. 22 students were taken to Piedmont Newton Hospital to have complaints of minor injuries checked out. The injuries included whiplash, cuts, bruises, and soreness. All students have since been released.
Georgia State Troopers said that there were no indications that the accident between the two buses occurred due to the weather.
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