Bus Accidents

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The True Tale: Elizabeth Barrett Browning, the world renown poet who died in 1861, wrote a sonnet to her future husband, the treasured 19th century poet Robert Browning. The first two immortal lines are, “How do I love thee. Let me count the ways.” I now transition to the current subject and…

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The New York Daily News reported on October 31, 2019, that 10 people suffered injuries when a bus on the BxM11 route on Madison Avenue rear-ended a BxM10 bus stopped at a red light. Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) spokesman Tim Minton told the Daily News that the collision was a…

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Every year in October, schools all across the country takes part in National School Bus Safety Week. The theme for this year’s campaign is “My School Bus, The Safest Form of Student Transportation.” This year’s campaign is sponsored by the National Association for Pupil Transportation and is focused on raising…

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The extent to which bus drivers in New York State drive under the influence is sadly unknowable, as only incidents that result in an accident or dangerous enough driving to be pulled over by the police can be charted. Though parents may have suspicions, forcing the district to follow through…

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After having been caught skipping or falsifying potentially hundreds of required background checks, the City of New York has announced the intention of not only clearing this backlog but also requiring additional checks on drivers. Bus drivers will now follow the same vetting procedure as other Department of Education staff,…

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More than 30 people were injured on May 18th, 2018, after two buses collided at the entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel, which connects New York to New Jersey under the Hudson River. The accident occurred when one transit bus rear-ended another. Due to the low speed of the collision there…

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The video of a school bus full of children attempting to cross multiple lanes of traffic is readily available online. The incident occurred in New Jersey on May 17th, 2018, during a field trip. The driver had missed an exit, and rather than let GPS determine an alternate route, he…

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A charter bus returning from an unofficial school trip struck an overpass on the New Jersey Turnpike on April 9th, 2018. The bus was traveling on Long Island when the driver failed to account for the low clearances in the area. The top of the bus was sheared off, leaving…

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