Law Enforcement Responds to School Bus Crash in Cumberland County
Cumberland County, TN (October 24, 2020) The Tennessee Highway Patrol responded to an accident on October 24th that involved a vehicle and a school bus in eastern Cumberland County. Law enforcement reports that the bus was traveling north on Allen Drive when it came to a halt due to a stop sign. The driver of a KIA Forte, however, was not able to stop and ended up rear-ending the bus. Fortunately, the bus driver was able to drive to Pine View Elementary where several students on the bus received medical evaluations. No injuries were reported due to the accident.
The National Safety Council reports that bus crashes resulted in the deaths of 117 people in the United States in 2018. Between 2009 to 2018, approximately 70% of the deaths in school bus accidents were the occupants of vehicles besides the school bus, while 17% were pedestrians, and 5% were school bus passengers. Some of the most common causes of school bus accidents include distracted driving, buses traveling through heavily populated areas, unsafe road conditions, defects with the bus or equipment, weight distribution problems, and lack of passenger protection.
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