Communities entrust school bus drivers with an important responsibility: protecting their children’s safety as they go to and from school every day. One busy school bus could carry 40 or more students, and for the duration of the ride all of these young lives are placed in the hands of their bus driver. For this reason, school bus drivers need to be especially careful to practice safe driving habits and remain vigilant behind the wheel.
On San Diego area bus driver will have a hard time earning back his community’s trust after he crashed his bus into several other vehicles and landed in one homeowner’s garage. Fortunately, the bus accident resulted in no major injuries, although several of the individuals involved in the crash suffered from minor post-collision pain.
The incident took place around 1:30 Tuesday afternoon, just a few hours before school children would be on their way home. According to the San Diego police, the bus driver first collided with a parked car can then crashed over an embankment. The damage did not stop there, however, as the bus hit another vehicle-a car carrying a women and her young daughter-before finally ramming into a nearby garage door.
Luckily, the bus was empty at the time of the accident, so no students were injured.
When emergency responders arrived at the scene of the accident, they transported the bus driver to a nearby hospital and attended to the mother-daughter duo whose car was struck by the out of control bus. While the mother felt some discomfort after the crash, both received a bill of good health.
Source: Patch, “School Bus Crashes into Home, No Students Involved.” Shauntel Lowe, 10 May 2011