Lancaster Online reports that a school bus accident occurred in Lancaster, PA. According to the article, the accident occurred on Millersville Pike at approximately 7:23 a.m. when a sport utility vehicle collided with a school bus headed to the Lancaster Mennonite School. Pictures on Lancaster Online show the SUV rear-ended the bus. Officials report that there were middle and high school aged children on the bus at the time of the Pennsylvania school bus accident, and six students were injured. Some children were taken to Lancaster General Hospital for treatment of their injuries, which are reported to be minor.
The article does not disclose why the accident occurs, nor does it state possible factors.
One of the most common causes of vehicle accidents in the United States is distracted driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 5,474 people were killed and an estimated 448,000 were injured in accidents in 2009 that were reported to involve distracted driving. Anytime a motorist takes their hands or eyes away from the steering wheel, they are putting themselves and all others on the road at great risk.