A great deal of thought and effort is put into ensuring that school buses are as safe as possible. However, accidents still happen, placing the lives of bus drivers and students at risk. For example, a bus driver in Pennsylvania recently suffered fatal work\-related injuries after the bus she was driving was struck by a commercial vehicle.
The accident happened one morning on a day in April. A 54-year-old bus driver reportedly attempted to stop to pick up a teenager. Although reports indicate that she had activated the bus's warning lights when she slowed, the bus was struck in the rear by a tri-axle truck.