Injured Man Taken to Cincinnati Hospital After School Bus Accident in Northern Kentucky

A Stephens Elementary School bus slowed at a stop sign to make a right turn when a car slammed into the back of it.

A Stephens Elementary School bus slowed at a stop sign to make a right turn when a car slammed into the back of it. Although it isn't known what speed the 1999 Mitsubishi 3000GT was going when it hit, it must have been traveling fairly fast as half the car ended up jammed under the rear of the bus. According to the Boone County Sheriff's Department, the 33-year-old driver from Union, KY was heading south on North Bend Road in Burlington, KY when he failed to see the bus slowing in front of him. He hit the bus, crumpling his car from the hood to the front seat. Incredibly despite the severity of the accident and the fact that he wasn't wearing a seat belt, the Union, KY man survived. Even more incredibly, he only ended up with some injuries to his face and pain in his neck and hip. He was still transported by air to University Hospital in Cincinnati, but his injuries were not considered to be life threatening.

The Stephens Elementary bus was driven by a 61-year-old resident of Florence, KY and walked away from the wreck without injury. Luckily at the time of the accident no children were on the bus.

A 2010 statewide safety analysis in Ohio found an average of 10 crashes involving school buses occur each and every school day. The Ohio Department of Transportation reported that last year there were 1,856 wrecks involving buses, which works out to 10 crashes each school day when you take into account that school is only in session for 182 days. ODOT's reports that it is most often a driver's lack of attention that causes Ohio bus accidents -- failure to yield and following too close being the most common. To combat this trend they've unrolled a simple reminder of 'ABC - Always Be Cautious.'

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Source. Ohio.gov, "http://www.dot.state.oh.us/news/Pages/ODOTasksDriverstoRememberBack-to-SchoolABCAlwaysBeCautious.aspx," August 08, 2010.

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