Houston — Multi-Vehicular Crash Involving a School Bus in Northwest Harris County
Posted on Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 at 7:11 am
On the afternoon of Monday, January 14, 2019, a school bus and 3 other vehicles crashed into one another in the intersection of Louetta and T.C. Jester in northwest Harris County.
The Harris County Sheriff’s Office reported that the bus was carrying 32 students and that the bus driver was making a turn into a neighborhood when one of the vehicles struck it. Paramedics rushed to the scene to evaluate the students and the other victims involved in the crash, but thankfully, there were no injuries reported.
A school bus is a mode of transportation that parents trust for their children, so it is rather upsetting to realize that car accidents involving school buses are quite common nowadays. Each year, about 17,000 children are treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries associated with school buses, and according to a 2006 report by the Center for Innovation in Pediatric Practice (CIPP) in Columbus, Ohio, more than 40% of school bus injuries are caused by vehicular accidents. On the bright side, at least most of the injuries associated with school bus accidents are considered minor, just sprains, strains, scrapes or bruises, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Still, it is alarming that sometimes, a number of school-aged children are killed because of school bus accidents. It is reported that 38% of the fatalities occur in the crashes in the afternoon, around 3 to 4 p.m. This was the case for this particular vehicular crash involving a school bus in northwest Harris County. Drivers and students alike should be more careful nowadays to avoid further problems.