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School Bus Crash in Upstate New York; Five Children, Two Adults Injured

Five children aged six to 17 and two adults were injured in a school bus accident Thursday about 60 miles northwest of New York City, according to state police. Troopers said a pick-up truck apparently rear-ended the eastbound bus on …

Connecticut Teen Injured in 2015 Bus Crash Awarded $23M in Damages

A Connecticut jury has awarded more than $23 million in damages to an autistic teenager who suffered severe head injuries when his school bus crashed into a tree. Gabriel Goncalves, of Wolcott, was a sixth-grader at the time of the …

School Bus Overturns on New Jersey Turnpike, 36 People Hurt

Officials say a school bus taking families home from a picnic crashed on the New Jersey Turnpike, sending dozens of people to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka says the bus was returning to Newark from his …

Head-On Collision Between Atlanta School Bus, Car Kills 13-Year-Old Girl

Authorities say a 13-year-old girl has died after her car and a school bus collided in a head-on crash northeast of Atlanta. Dawson County Schools Superintendent Damon Gibbs says that Summer Faith Anderson died after the Wednesday morning wreck. She …

Prosecutor Blames Cell Phone Use, Speeding in Bus Driver Fatal Crash Trial

A Tennessee school bus driver was on his cellphone and driving 20 mph (30 kph) over the speed limit when he caused the crash that killed six elementary school students, a prosecutor said in court Tuesday. Prosecutor Crystle Carrion said …

Suit Against Company in Deadly Tennessee School Bus Crash Settled for $323k

The company in a deadly November 2016 school bus crash in Tennessee has settled a lawsuit for $323,000 on behalf of a 9-year-old boy injured in the wreck. According to the Chattanooga Times Free Press, Durham School Services will pay …

Tougher Tennessee School Bus Law Now in Effect

School bus drivers must be at least 25 years old in Tennessee starting New Year’s Day under one of 16 new state laws taking effect. Lawmakers made the change in reaction to a November 2016 school bus crash that killed …

41 Students Injured in Kentucky in Crash Between 3 School Buses

Officials say 41 students in Kentucky have been injured in a crash involving three school buses. Jefferson County Public Schools spokesman Daniel Kemp told news outlets the crash happened Thursday morning on a highway in Louisville as the students were …

11 Children Injured When School Bus Overturns

Louisiana officials say a school bus carrying about 38 children has overturned, with 11 children and the driver suffering what were described as minor to moderate injuries. Louisiana State Police Trooper Dustin Dwight says it happened Monday morning near Greensburg …

Tennessee Police to Monitor School Buses After Deadly Crash

Law enforcement officers in Tennessee plan to follow and ride Hamilton County school buses at random after a bus crash killed six students in November. The Times Free Press says the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office and Chattanooga …