Kirkwood, NY (February 19, 2020) – A school bus carrying 27 elementary children was involved in an accident that took place on Route 11 in the town of Kirkwood. The crash happened at approximately 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning, February 19th.
Police stated that two students had just boarded the bus when it was struck from behind by an SUV. Emergency responders arrived at the scene and attended to everybody involved in the incident. A total of 15 students, as well as the driver of the SUV, were taken to a nearby hospital but all injuries have been considered non-life threatening.
No identities have been released as authorities have not provided any further details. The incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Bus Accidents in New York
Between 1999 and 2002, roughly 325 buses were involved in crashes that ended with fatal injuries, 39% of which involved a school bus. New York bus accidents are more common than we would like to think, especially because of factors such as poor maneuverability and delayed stopping distance. The weight and size of such vehicles, as well as the number of passengers, often contributes to the severity of accidents. Following such an incident, it is essential to know your rights as you begin to move forward.
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