VALHALLA, NY – According to the dailyvoice.com, a crash involving a school bus took place on Friday, January 4, 2019, at about 7:24 in the morning. The bus was driving up a hill in Mount Pleasant when it skidded on the icy road close to the Westchester Community College.
Reports indicate the bus struck a utility pole before sliding back down the roadway and striking an embankment.
Two teenagers, a monitor, and the driver were on the bus at the time of the crash. The two teens sustained injuries, and the monitor broke a leg. The injured persons were brought to the Westchester Medical Center.
The reports do not say which school the students were from, but Michael Pierce, the Mount Pleasant Police Captain, stated that the bus was owned by Beverly Hills Limo, but that Royal Coach Lines was operating the vehicle at the time of the crash.
School buses are designed to be safe for passengers. School bus yellow is intended to make the buses visible to everyone on the road so that accidents involving these buses are less likely. Despite the fact that school bus traffic crashes often get covered on the news and attract a great deal of attention, school children who take the bus are far safer than those who get a ride in a family vehicle.
Like every vehicle, icy roads can make driving a school bus difficult and potentially perilous. When driving on ice, it is important to travel at a lower rate of speed. Even when driving well below the speed limit, ice can make it impossible for a driver to maintain control over their vehicle. In many instances, it is better to avoid driving if ice is known to be on the roadway.
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