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Passenger Bus hits pickup truck and injures 4 in Palm Beach County

September 13, 2010

Bus CrashA Palm Beach County traffic accident involving a Church-Bus and a pickup truck injured four people after the bus lost control and struck the pickup truck over the weekend. The accident happened in Lake Worth on Federal Highway and South Eighth Avenue.

Palm Beach County Emergency medical personnel air lifted one passenger from the pickup truck to Delray Medical Center. Another passenger in the pickup truck also reported injuries. The church bus was carrying 21 people, of which two people on the bus reported injuries at the scene of the bus accident.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently released a report on 2009 motor vehicle traffic crash Stats. The Traffic Safety Facts Report show a decrease in 2009 traffic fatalities when compared to 2008. The NHTSA report on highway crash statistics for 2009 shows that approximately 33,963 people died in motor vehicle traffic accidents. This is an 8.9 percent decrease from 2008, where there were 37,261 traffic fatalities. This is the lowest record of traffic accidents on record since 1954.

Forty-one states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico all had reductions in fatalities. Florida led the nation with 422 fewer fatalities in 2009, followed by Texas with 405 fewer fatalities in 2009.

Researchers attribute law enforcement’s crack down on drunk-driving, safety awareness campaigns for seatbelts and distracted driving and overall car safety improvements for the lower traffic deaths in 2009.

Click on the following link to read more from the Palm Beach Post on the bus accident.

Click on the following link to read more from the NHTSA on 2009 highway crash statistics and traffic fatalities.

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