FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – According to Local10.com, an after-school program bus was involved in an accident with a pickup truck in Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. The collision injured 6 children and two adults.
The crash took place at around 6 in the evening.
Six of the injured individuals were taken to the Broward Health Medical Center while the other two were brought to the Plantation General Hospital. While most of the injuries were minor, one of the children and one of the adults sustained serious injuries.
The bus was in route to take the children home at the time of the accident.
Every year, there are about 395,000 vehicle accident in Florida. The number of accidents has been increasing each year. In 2014, there were 943 accidents every day, and by 2016, there were 1081.
Traffic-related fatalities have increased in the state as well. In 2014, 2,494 people died on the state’s roadways, and 3,176 people died in 2016. Injuries from car accidents have been increasing as well.
The number of accidents resulting from drunk drivers has dropped from 5,660 in 2014 to 5,223 in 2016. However, the number of people killed in those crashes has not shown the same downward trend. In 2014, 459 people died, the number increased to 508 and then dropped to 461 in 2016.
Florida also has a lot of motorcycle crashes partially because the state’s weather makes riding motorcycles possible year-round. It is important for drivers to be aware of motorcycles on the road because they are so common in the state and are small and easily go unnoticed.
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