Many children travel by school bus throughout North Carolina. In most cases, children travel safely because school districts follow state laws to ensure that children are safe. Still, bus accidents occasionally happen, which can injure and even kill passengers.
No parent wants to think that a child on a school bus is in more danger than any other vehicle on the road. Usually they are just as safe as if they were being driven to school by a parent. One recent accident involving a school bus 50 miles east of Durham, however, probably has some parents thinking about other ways to get their kids to school.
While no one wants to be involved in a motor vehicle accident, when certain vehicles are involved the chance that the outcome will be catastrophic increases. Collisions between tractor-trailers and buses may be the perfect recipe for disaster on that front. A crash that recently occurred in North Carolina illustrates why.