By the numbers: 40 Dayton Public Schools bus accidents this year

Feb 02, 2017

The Dayton Public Schools bus crash Thursday morning will be among the dozens across Ohio this school year.

Our I-Team is working to learn more about school bus accidents and the hard numbers behind the incidents, which often involve children.

DRONE VIDEO: See the DPS school bus crash from Sky 7

Here are four fast facts this newsroom knows about Dayton Public Schools bus accidents from August to December of this current school year, according to the school district:

  1. There were 40 bus accidents recorded from August to December 2016 in Dayton Public Schools, and we’re working on getting the latest numbers for January.
  2. Of the 40 incidents, 11 involved a collision with another vehicle and six of those specifically listed the other vehicle at fault for striking the bus.
  3. 26 accidents involved stationary objectssuch as the bus driver hitting a parked car, tree or sign.
  4. Only 1 accident of 40 involved injuries, according to the school district.

READ: 5 bus crashes in southwest Ohio this past year

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