According to Michigan.gov, statistics reveal that 91 percent of school bus related accidents involve a collision by or with a school bus, and only 12.8 percent of school bus related crashes occur at a bus stop. Generally school buses transport approximately 850,000 students daily on 17,000 buses in Michigan. This may or may not seem like a lot of students traveling by school bus, however if drivers are not alert on their commute to and from work, the end result could be disastrous.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), since 1998 there have been about 414, 399 fatal motor vehicle crashes, only 1,409 were classified as school transportation related. These school transportation related accidents have resulted in 1,564 people losing their lives since 1998. School bus related accidents happen infrequently, as a result only represent 0.3 percent of all motor vehicle crashes in Michigan, but the safety of children is still a major concern.
- Rear-ending collision (1,297 accidents reported)
- Head-on collision (83 accidents reported)
- Sideswipe same direction (683 accidents reported)
- Sideswipe opposite direction (372 accidents reported)
- Angle (857 accidents reported)
- Single motor vehicle (191 accidents reported)
No-Fault Insurance After a Michigan School Bus Accident
People injured in a school bus accident often have claims for their personal injuries and can file Michigan No-Fault Insurance claims for medical expenses, lost wages, and other benefits. Families of people who are killed in school bus accidents can often file a Michigan Wrongful Death Claim.
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