Fatalities involving children on a school bus account for only 1% of traffic fatalities each year according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In fact, the NHTSA reports that when traveling by bus versus traveling to school by car, children are 70% more likely to arrive unharmed. School buses are the most regulated vehicles on the road and are brightly painted and have additional flashing lights and the extendable arm to protect children. Still, accidents do happen, and WSB TV reports on such an accident in Fulton County.
Business Owner Van Anderson says that her brother Richard Moore and her employee were following behind her on Wednesday afternoon when they collided with a school bus carrying high school students from Therell High School.
The Atlanta Fire Department said that two students were taken to a hospital with minor injuries.
According to Anderson, the school bus veered into the lane of the Toyota Scion carrying her brother and her employee. She said it did not use any brakes.
The Toyota Scion was mangled and the two passengers had to be cut out of the vehicle.
Witnesses reported that it was the Scion, however, that veered into the lane with the bus, leaving the front end of the vehicle mangled.
Students weren’t seriously injured and either waited for another bus to carry them home or were picked up by parents following the accident.
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