BUS CRASH: WHY EVERY STUDENT NEEDS A SEAT
Ambulances from three counties were called to the scene.
by Stacy Moniot WBOY TV
MORGANTOWN — Seven students were taken to local hospitals after the school bus they were riding on was involved in an accident Tuesday morning, in Monongalia County.
The students all suffered minor injuries, officials said.
The accident happened after 8 a.m. on Halleck Road, according to 911 officials.
The bus was headed up hill on a sharp curve, when the driver of an oncoming Ford Focus lost control on the wet road and slid underneath the bus, state troopers said.
When the car slid under the bus, it broke the bus’s drive shaft and shifted its axle. …
In future years, seat belts? as some states require. But for now, at least get the children seats. And timely bus schedules. If children on this bus had not had seats, what happens to them?
A parent of a child on the bus who was taken to the hospital notes in the comments below the story that it took a long time to get the children to the hospital because of traffic. Congestion is dangerous in many ways. That’s something that Monongalia County Schools officials don’t seem to realize in outrageously deciding to build a new elementary school at congestion central, the corner of WV 705 and US 119.
You don’t have kids stand on a bus, seats or no seats. And you don’t build schools at congested high traffic points. Time for Mon Schools’ negligence to stop.