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Battle Ground, Washington – School Bus Collides With Another Vehicle

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Posted on April 10, 2019

Battle Ground, Washington (April 8, 2019) – A school bus carrying 20 students collided with another vehicle close to the intersection of Northeast 134th Street and Northeast Laurin Road, and was reported around 7:30 a.m. according to the the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. Fortunately, no one was injured in the incident. The bus was pushed to a nearby field due to the collision, but the students were transferred onto another vehicle before being taken to Prairie High School and Laurin Middle School.

The cause of the crash is under investigation. There have been no details regarding the occupants of the other vehicle involved in the crash.

About Vehicle Accidents

School buses are among the most well-known means of transportation. From the American School Bus Council, an estimated 480,000 yellow school buses provide transportation daily in the United States, with a figure of 25 million elementary and secondary school children riding these buses. According to injury facts from the National Safety Council, school buses actually provide a the best means of safe transportation, and is much safer than the two alternatives, which is by walking or riding in a car. However, it does not mean accidents cannot happen. In 2017, school bus-related crashes were responsible for 95 deaths across the nation. According to the statistics, however, 70% of the deaths involved in the crashes were occupants in other cars, with 17% of the victims being pedestrians such as in this case. Only 6% of the victims were passengers of the school bus, 4% were school bus drivers and the smallest percentage of deaths was 3% with pedalcyclists. We can gather from these facts that school buses are generally safe for those passengers and drivers, and fatalities usually involve someone else on the street.

To make the streets safe for everyone, we urge all drivers and pedestrians to be aware of their surroundings and follow traffic regulations at all times. Aside from that, another way to ensure safety is to check that one’s vehicle is fit for the road. And in case of any incident, wearing seat belts can minimize any damage received. These simple steps can prevent any undesirable loss, damage, injuries or fatalities on yourself and for everyone else around you.

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