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Bellevue, Washington – Two Students Taken to the Hospital Following Bus Crash

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Posted on March 3, 2020

Bellevue, Washington (March 2, 2020) – Two students were taken to the hospital after a school bus crashed and rolled over at the 4700 block of 154th Place Southeast on Monday afternoon. According to the article from KOMO News, the driver and the two students were taken out of the vehicle. The two students were taken to a local hospital as a precautionary measure. No other injuries were mentioned in the report.

According to information from the Bellevue Police Department, the crash occurred around 3:30 p.m. The brakes of the bus failed, causing it to collide with a parked car.

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. 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.