School bus collides with car in Quincy

Story Highlights:
None injured in Quincy bus accident
Bus vs. car collision caused by bus driver not seeing car

Date: February 1, 2011, 02/01/2011
Location: Quincy, Grant County, Washington
Type: Bus accident, Motor vehicle collision
Outcome: None injured

On Tuesday morning a school bus carrying 15 middle school students was driving westbound on State Route 28 when it struck a car that was stopped in a left turn lane near 13th Ave SW in Quincy.

No one was injured in the collision. According to Washington State Patrol, the bus driver claimed that the reason for the collision was because she was unable to see the vehicle.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts. The 16-year-old driver of the car might be charged for instruction permit violations and charges for the bus driver are still pending.

NHTSA School Bus Accident Statistics
Since 1998, 1,564 people have died in school transportation-related crashes— an average of 142 fatalities per year. Most of the people who lost their lives in those crashes (72%) were occupants of other vehicles involved. Nonoccupants (pedestrians, bicyclists, etc.) accounted for 20 percent of the deaths, and occupants of school transportation vehicles accounted for 8 percent.

Seattle Bus Accident Attorneys
If you or a family member has suffered as the result of a car, bus or mass transit accident in Washington state, attorney Chris Davis can help you. The Davis Law Group assists injured bus and mass transit passengers recover the just and fair compensation for their injuries.

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