Pedestrian deaths are rising across the U.S., a fact punctuated during the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services Annual Meeting by the deaths of three students and the serious injury of a third, as they crossed a two-lane road to their waiting school bus in rural Indiana.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is responding to a rash of student fatalities and injuries this week at school bus stops, by urging motorists to pay more attention and “exercise caution.”
Two more children died in the past two days while trying to board their school buses, bringing the week’s total to five. That is one short of the total number of students killed nationwide last school year in the loading and unloading zone.
Indiana State Police arrested a 24-year-old woman on felony charges in the deaths of three siblings as they crossed a two-lane road to their school bus.
KANSAS CITY — Six students, four girls and two boys, were killed at school bus stops nationwide while loading or unloading in the 2017-2018 school year, reports the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE).