Buses, particularly school buses, are one of the safest methods of transportation for students to and from school. Those who ride school buses are 70 times more likely to arrive at school or home safe than those who use other methods of transportation. Other buses, such as those used by the Metro Transit Authority, are also very safe modes of transportation. Despite this, accidents do occur. NBC New York reports on an accident involving a school bus and another bus transporting several people with developmental disabilities.
The crash left ten people injured when a school bus and a bus carrying adults with developmental disabilities crashed in Greenwich.
The crash happened at King Street south of Rye Lake Avenue, located near the New York-Connecticut border at about 3 p.m. on Tuesday. The school bus driver was the only person on the school bus at the time of the accident. She suffered serious non-life-threatening injuries.
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On the other bus, nine people and the bus driver were injured. Seven of those injured were adults with disabilities. The injuries included broken bones, bruises, and head strikes. None of the injuries suffered were said to be life-threatening. The school bus involved in the accident was on its way to pick up students bound for Sacred Heart Greenwich, a Catholic all-girls school.