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1443 accidents



Crash2 When a Hillsborough bus driver swerved her bus into the bushes, injuring 11 kids, to avoid an armadillo, we all took note. One story focused on drivers with multiple accidents - apparently something that happens too often.

We also requested data from the state on just how frequently bus accidents happen. The information didn't come soon enough for a story. But here it is.

Between July 2006 and June 2007, the Department of Education logged in 1,443 bus accidents. Among those:

  • 1,225 were between a bus and another vehicle
  • 174 were single-vehicle crashes
  • 1 involved a train
  • 8 people were killed
  • 297 people were injured
  • 1,300 occurred on a clear day
  • 83 occurred on a rainy day
  • 393 of the drivers had 10 or more years of experience

For the full report, click here. To see the 2005-06 report, click here.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:22am]


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