What was supposed to be a fun day of tradition and good-natured rivalry almost took a tragic turn last weekend. A busload of Princeton students were en route to the annual football game against their arch-rival, Yale, when an accident occurred. Read the rest »
This morning, students, parents, and other sympathetic Paramus residents laid flowers on a make-shift memorial outside of East Brook Middle School. It was a somber tribute to a teacher and student who were killed when their school bus collided with a dump truck on Interstate 80 in Mount Olive. Read the rest »
According to the National Safety Council, riding a bus is the safest way for children to travel to school. School buses are specifically designed for safety with their bright yellow color, flashing lights, over-sized mirrors, and incorporation of lap and shoulder belts. Not only that, they make the roads to school safer because they keep more than 17 million cars away from school buildings every single school day.
A small school bus carrying 11 children, some of them special needs kids, went out of control, slamming into an SUV and crashing into an Irvington liquor store. As reported by CBS NY, the accident took place around 8 a.m. at the corner of Springfield and Sanford Avenues. Witnesses said that the bus was traveling along Sanford Avenue, when it ran a red light and slammed into a Rav 4 traveling east along Springfield. The SUV collided with a telephone pole, while bus continued forward and smashed into Home Liquors. Shortly after the accident, one witness heard the bus driver exclaiming that “…my brakes went off on me.” Surveillance video of the intersection confirms that the bus did in fact run the red light and cause the collision. Read the rest »
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