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School Bus Accident Where 5 Were Injured Is Still Under Investigation

New research backs up the assertion that the school bus is the safest way for students to get to and from school. Data collected from varying school systems from August 1st to June 30th reported the data that only a fraction of 1% of all students who ride the bus were injured during the 2018-2019 school year. That school year, there were 1,365 crashes that were reported to have occurred. 2,551 people, including both bus passengers and passengers of other vehicles, were injured. 1,726 of those were children riding the school bus, but those injuries were minor. 26 million children ride a school bus each day. 

The Mid-Hudson Valley Patch reports new details of a school bus accident that injured five students. 

More details have been released in the crash that occurred last Tuesday morning at about 7:45 A.M., though the cause is still undetermined. 

The bus, which was serving the Germantown Central School District, had 20 students on board at the time of the accident. The bus rolled over on Church Avenue in Germantown. 

Four of the students riding the bus had minor injuries and were taken to a local hospital for treatment. The other sixteen students were taken to Germantown Central School and evaluated by the school nurse. 

Four of those students were released to their parents to be taken for evaluation at hospitals. 

The remaining 12 children either went home with their parents or returned to classes. 

The bus is being inspected by the state Department of Transportation and Troop K Commercial Vehicle Enforcement. 

 

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