PA Bus Accident Statistics

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About 17,000 children visit emergency rooms annually due to school bus-related accidents. And an average of 19 school-age children die in traffic crashes involving school-related transportation every year, both as riders and pedestrians.

More school-age pedestrians have been killed between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. than any other time of day.

Please note that 2015 national bus accident statistics and 2015 Pennsylvania bus accident statistics have not yet been released. Please check back frequently for updated bus accident stats and facts.

2014 Pennsylvania Bus Accident Statistics

  • There were 493 commercial buses involved in traffic crashes in 2014. Five of these crashes were deadly.
  • There were 365 school buses involved in traffic crashes in Pennsylvania in 2014. Three of these crashes were deadly.
  • 3,900 people were involved in school bus accidents in 2014, 3 were killed and 88% saw no injury.

2013 Pennsylvania Bus Accident Statistics

  • There were 528 commercial buses involved in traffic crashes in 2013. Fourteen of these crashes were deadly.
  • There were 389 school buses involved in traffic crashes in Pennsylvania in 2013. Five of these crashes were deadly.
  • 4,000 people were involved in school bus accidents in 2013, 5 were killed and 90% saw no injury.

2012 Pennsylvania Bus Accident Statistics

  • There were 581 commercial buses involved in traffic crashes in 2012. Ten of these crashes were deadly.
  • There were 393 school buses involved in traffic crashes in Pennsylvania in 2012. Three of these crashes were deadly.
  • 4,400 people were involved in school bus accidents in 2012, 3 were killed and 88% saw no injury.

2011 Pennsylvania Bus Accident Statistics

  • More than 4,400 persons were involved in bus crashes in 2011. However, only 1 person was killed.
  • 91 percent of all those involved in bus crashes in 2011 suffered no injury at all.
  • The total number of school bus crashes in 2011 increased from 2010.

2010 Pennsylvania Bus Accident Statistics

  • There were 599 commercial buses involved in traffic crashes in 2010. Two people died.
  • There were 379 school buses involved in traffic collisions in Pennsylvania in 2010. No occupants died.

2009 U.S. and Pennsylvania Bus Accident Statistics

  • In 2009, there were 221 fatal bus crashes in the U.S. (5% of total fatal crashes); 89 involved school buses, and 77 involved transit buses. More than 10,000 were injured.
  • In Pennsylvania, there were 631 commercial bus crashes; 458 of them caused injuries, and 6 were fatal.
  • In Pennsylvania, there were 414 school bus crashes in 2009. Of those, 233 caused injuries, and 4 were fatal. However, of those killed in the school bus-related crashes, the four who died were the drivers or passengers of the other vehicle involved.

2008 U.S. and Pennsylvania Bus Accident Statistics

  • In 2008, 19 people (riders or drivers) of school transportation vehicles died in accidents. Twenty-one pedestrians died in school transportation-related crashes.
  • In Pennsylvania, there were 3 fatal school bus crashes and 218 accidents that resulted in injuries in 2008. There were 6 fatal crashes involving commercial buses, as well as 501 crashes that caused injuries.

2007 Pennsylvania Bus Accident Statistics

  • In 2007, 1,083 bus accidents were recorded with injuries – 446 involving school buses and 637 involving a commercial bus.
  • Four school bus crashes and 10 commercial bus crashes ended in deaths.

2006 Pennsylvania Bus Accident Statistics

  • In 2006, Pennsylvania recorded 1,145 bus accidents with injuries – 523 involving school buses and 622 involving a commercial bus.
  • There were 12 school bus crashes that resulted in fatalities and 10 commercial bus crashes resulting in fatalities in 2006 in Pennsylvania.

2005 Pennsylvania Bus Accident Statistics

  • There were 1,160 bus accidents with injuries recorded in 2005 – 491 involving school buses and 669 involving a commercial bus.
  • Five school bus crashes and 13 commercial bus accidents resulted in deaths.

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