A school bus filled with children from Clemons Middle School was involved in an accident on Strattford Road and Fraternity Church Road.
Officials report that a woman driving a Suzuki vehicle ran a red light and hit the school bus that was turning left. Emergency officials at the scene reported that no one was injured.
The lanes were closed to traffic for the ongoing investigation at 2:15 p.m. when the accident occurred. It is not clear why the woman ran the red light.
The cause of the accident is still under investigation and officials have not reported any arrests.
School Bus Safety
In addition to following traffic laws, motorists should pay attention to school buses picking up and dropping students off and school-crossing zones.
School buses stop frequently and in many states, there are specific school bus safety laws that help protect children.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recommends the following school bus safety tips:
- Do not speed
- Do not try to pass a bus
- Do not turn in front of a bus
- Do not cut school buses off
- Be wary of children boarding or getting of a bus
These tips are designed to protect children and it is the responsibility of all drivers to follow the rules of the road and drive in a safe manner. Negligent drivers compromise everyone’s safety.
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