Bus Wreck on Cedar Mountain, North Carolina Hospitalizes Fourteen People
Apparently, the second bus had brake problems possibly due to overheating. Deborah Kiser, one of the bus drivers was among those taken for treatment, but the extent of her injuries was still unknown. Three children and four adults were taken to Greenville Memorial Hospital for possible minor injuries. Three of the bus accident victims were much younger and were taken to St. Francis Pediactric Hospital but information on their condition was not released by the hospital spokesperson.
As a legal matter, a bus accident occurs when a bus is involved in an event or combination of events that causes harm such as property damage, personal injury and/or death. According to recent data published by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 22.4 percent of bus crashes involved a collision with another motor vehicle. Another 25.8 percent involved collisions with stationary objects and other non-motorized objects; a whopping 51.7 percent involved incidents where no collision occurred, such as rollovers. Most of these accidents involved an element of negligence, frequently corresponding to a traffic law violation.