When parents allow their children to ride the school bus to school, they expect them to remain safe on the ride. The safety of these students can be compromised when school buses come into contact with careless or reckless drivers. Bus drivers who do not drive with caution can also increase the chance that the bus will be involved in an accident.
This morning, the importance of safety on roadways was exemplified when two separate motor vehicles and a school bus were involved in an accident in Springfield Township. On Tuesday morning, the multi-vehicle accident involving a school bus took place. Around 8:45 a.m., a First Student bus was struck from behind on West North Bend Road. The bus was carrying 18 students, and was between Center Hill and Winton Road when it was hit.
The school bus was en route to TCP World Academy in Pleasant Ridge. According to paramedics who arrived at the scene of the accident, none of the students on the bus sustained injuries in the accident. After the initial vehicle was rear-ended, it was in turn hit from behind by another motor vehicle.
According to authorities, both drivers of the vehicles were female, and both suffered injuries in the multi-vehicle accident. They were transported to nearby hospitals, and their current conditions have yet to be released. Police are still investigating the bus accident in order to determine who was at fault for the multiple collisions.