6-year-old Logan Simpson was killed in a Kentucky school bus accident on Monday afternoon. At least 16 other children suffered some type of injury. A chaperon and the school bus driver were seriously injured in the bus accident and were airlifted to a trauma hospital. There were approximately 30 people on the bus at the time of the accident.
The school bus was returning from a field trip when the bus swerved off the highway and rolled several times.
Police are investigating the cause of the school bus accident but there was one report that there had been a deer on the highway.
Whenever a school bus accident occurs, people ask, “Why weren’t there seat belts?” In rollover bus accidents, lap belts and well-padded and anchored seats can save lives and injuries. Many feel the NHTSA has failed to address the problem of school bus safety which has lead to serious injury and disability among the nation’s children and death.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, between 1996-2006, there approximately 40 people killed every year in school bus accidents. In about 57% of these accidents, another vehicle was involved.
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School bus accident near Mount Vernon involves 36 children
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