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NTSB Investigating Tennessee Bus Crash that Killed Child, Driver

Federal and state authorities on Wednesday investigated a crash between a school bus carrying 24 children and a utility vehicle that killed the bus driver and a 7-year-old girl in eastern Tennessee. Eight other children were injured when the utility …

22 Kids Sent to Hospital After 2 School Buses Crash in Georgia

A crash between two school buses in east Georgia sent 22 students to a hospital to be checked Thursday morning, school officials said. Further details on their conditions weren’t immediately known. Social Circle City Schools told news outlets the two …

Driver Killed, 8 Children Injured in Mississippi School Bus Crash

A school bus driver is dead and eight children have injuries after a school bus rolled over in northern Mississippi. The Mississippi Highway Patrol tells news outlets that the bus driver died in the Tuesday morning incident, with the bus …

New Orleans Aims for Greater Safety with New Rules for Charter School Buses

The New Orleans City Council has agreed to new rules for bus companies that serve the city’s charter schools. The council on Feb. 8 approved rules proposed by Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s administration that are aimed at correcting problems officials recently …

Alabama School Bus Crash Kills 1, Injures 11

A crash between an Alabama school bus and a passenger vehicle has killed one person in the vehicle and injured 11 on the bus. State Police Trooper Cpl. Jimmy Harrell tells AL.com 31-year-old Amanda Nicole Hubbard died in the Tuesday …

Federal Safety Agency Shuts Down Self-Driving School Bus Test

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Monday said it had ordered Transdev North America to immediately stop transporting school children in Florida in a driverless shuttle, as the testing could be putting them at “inappropriate” risk. Transdev’s use of …

U.S. Safety Board Urges Seat Belts, Automatic Brakes on School Buses

The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday recommended for the first time that all new school buses in the U.S. be equipped with lap and shoulder belts. The NTSB also voted to recommend that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration …

Tennessee School Bus Driver Found Guilty in Crash That Killed 6 Kids

A former Tennessee school bus driver was found guilty Thursday of six counts of criminally negligent homicide in a wreck that killed six children. A Hamilton County Criminal Court jury convicted Johnthony Walker of lesser charges in the Nov. 21, …

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 …

1 Child Killed, 5 Injured in Georgia School Bus Crash

Authorities say a 6-year-old girl has died after a school bus she was riding in overturned in Georgia. Five other people were injured in the crash Monday afternoon. Warner Robins Assistant Police Chief John Wagner tells news outlets that the …