Richarson ISD Bus Accident in Dallas Injures at Least 17 Students

At least 17 students were injured in a collision between two bus accident in Dallas on Tuesday morning, police said.

According to reports, the bus accident occurred at relatively low speeds, though, at least 11 children on the buses were transported to local hospitals for the treatment of their injuries. The buses are both operated by Dallas County, a report by KWTX news said.

Authorities are still trying to investigate what may have caused the bus accident in Dallas.

Students involved in the Dallas school bus accident ranged in age from 11 to 16, police revealed.

The students aboard the buses were being transported to Lake Highlands Junior High and High School for summer school classes. Each bus had approximately 60 students, the police report said. Children who were not injured in the Richardson ISD bus accident were transported to summer school as planned.

Bus accident, like some commercial cvehicle accidents, can be triggered by a variety of reasons, including driver inexperience, lacking training, driver error or even poor bus maintenance. With decreasing school funding, some buses have had to forgo the new technologies available to those types of vehicles. Although seatbelts in buses may have been shown to be an effective way of protecting students, some school budgets do not allow for such upgrades. In some situations, maintenance may also take a back seat.

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