One student was killed and at least 14 others were injured when a school bus turned left in front a tractor trailer in St. Lucie County, Fla, on Monday, March 26. According to ABCactionnews.com, the school bus was traveling west on Okeechobee Road when the driver attempted a left turn onto Midway Road. The tractor trailer was traveling east on Okeechobee and clipped the rear of the bus. One student died at the scene, and three others were flown to a nearby medical facility, one with serious injuries. Ten others, as well as the bus driver, were taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital. The truck driver was not injured in the accident.
TRUCK ACCIDENT FAST FACT: According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, in truck accidents involving large trucks and other vehicles, 98% of the fatalities occur to the people in the passenger vehicles.
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