3 dead, 15 injured in crash between charter bus with high schoolers and semi-truck in Ohio
ETNA, Ohio – Three people are dead and 15 others injured after a charter bus carrying high school students and a semi-truck crashed on a highway in Ohio.
Tuscarawas Valley Local Schools, an Ohio school district in Zoarville, said late Tuesday morning that the bus was carrying students and chaperones, and that there may have been "serious injuries" among those on board.
Ohio State Highway Patrol Lt. Nate Dennis said the crash involved five vehicles, and 18 people were taken from the bus.
Around 8:45 a.m. Tuesday, dozens of emergency personnel from across Licking County and eastern Franklin County were dispatched to the area on a report of a crash.
Derek Varansky, superintendent for Tuscarawas Valley, said on Facebook that "a charter bus carrying Tusky Valley students and chaperones on the way to the Ohio School Boards Association conference in Columbus was involved in a very serious accident."
"We understand from law enforcement that there may be multiple serious injuries and we are working to learn the details," Varansky wrote. "Right now, our focus is on getting in touch with our Tusky Valley families who had loved ones on the bus and providing support to our entire school community."
'Sick to my stomach': Tuscarawas Valley school students, chaperones on bus
A steady stream of vehicles pulled into the Tuscarawas Valley Middle-High School parking lot Tuesday morning, as parents came to pick up their grief-stricken children. Staff members came to the vehicles, conferred with the drivers and then went back into the school to retrieve their children.
"I'm sick. I'm sick to my stomach," parent Laurie Fragasse said when she picked up her daughter Camrynn just before noon.
Camrynn, an eighth grader, said she was scared and sad.
"I don't really know how to feel right now," she said.
Governor of Ohio: 'This is our worst nightmare'
During a Tuesday news conference at a rest stop, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said his prayers go out to all involved in the crash and their families.
“This is our worst nightmare when we have a bus full of children involved in a crash and certainly the worst nightmare families can endure or a school can endure," DeWine said.
Conference canceled in light of tragedy
The students were headed to the the Ohio School Board Association annual convention held in Columbus. The event, which was held from Nov. 12 through 14, features speakers, a trade show and a student success exposition, according to the OSBA website. The remainder of the event was cancelled Tuesday, an OSBA spokesperson said.
"Given this devastating news, we have canceled our conference," an OSBA statement read. "Right now, our focus is on providing support to Tuscarawas Valley. That includes making grief counselors from our trade show available."
Tusky Valley families begin gathering at Etna relief site
By 2 p.m., almost all of the students not transported to the hospital had been reunified with their students at the Etna United Methodist Church. In total, 34 students were taken there after the crash, said Don Hawkins, regional communications manager for the Red Cross of Central and Southern Ohio, which Licking County Emergency Management contacted for help.
“Whenever something like this happens, we work with local EMA to assist them. We don’t try to take over the operation,” Hawkins said.
Mount Carmel East hospital also requested and received 30 extra units of blood, he added.
“It’s heavy; it’s really heavy. It really hurts to see this happen to anyone, to kids … especially at the holiday season,” Hawkins said. “Families are going to be devastated. Our hearts go out to them. Three families are going to feel that forever. It hurts.”
Bus company cooperating with investigators in mass casualty incident
The bus involved in the crash is from Pioneer Trails, a family-owned bus business based in Millersburg, Ohio. In a statement on Facebook, Pioneer Trails "is fully cooperating with the authorities as we work to find the cause of the accident" and sends prayers to the victims and their families.
According to U.S. Department of Transportation inspections, the company has had one other crash involving an injury in the past 24 months. The company received a satisfactory rating, meaning records indicate no evidence of substantial noncompliance with safety requirements.
Dispatchers classified the crash as a "mass casualty incident, level 3," which indicates 10 or more people may have been injured and there was a need for paramedics, fire crews and hospital readiness across the region. Casualty does not necessarily mean fatalities in the way it is used by dispatchers.
Contributing: The Associated Press ; USA TODAY Network Ohio reporters Maria DeVito, Pam James and Nancy Molnar
What we know about fiery I-70 crash in Licking County that killed 6, injured 18
A fiery, five-vehicle crash led to a "mass casualty" incident Tuesday morning on Interstate 70 westbound in Licking County near the Route 310 interchange in Etna.
Here's what we know:
How many were killed and hurt in bus crash?
Three students aboard a chartered bus and three chaperones in an accompanying passenger vehicle died in the crash, and 18 suffered injuries, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
On Tuesday evening, the patrol identified the dead as:
- John W. Mosely, 18, of Mineral City
- Jeffery D. Worrell, 18, of Bolivar
- Katelyn N. Owens, 15 of Mineral City
- Dave Kennat, 56, of Navarre
- Kristy Gaynor, 39, of Zoar
- Shannon Wigfield, 45, Bolivar
Mosely, Worrell, and Owens were passengers on the bus that was struck from behind by a semi, and Kennat, Gaynor and Wigfield were chaperones in a separate vehicle that was involved in the accident.
Emergency responders took victims to seven local hospitals: Licking Memorial Hospital, Nationwide Children's Hospital, OhioHealth Grant Medical Center, OhioHealth Pickerington Methodist Hospital and Mount Carmel East Hospital.
Five patients were treated at OhioHealth hospitals, a spokesperson confirmed.
Ohio State Highway Patrol Lt. Nate Dennis said the crash involved five vehicles and 18 people were transported from the bus.
Who was on the bus?
There were a total of 54 people on the chartered bus at the time of the crash. Three of the passengers who were on the bus were pronounced deceased at the scene.
Tuscarawas Valley Local Schools, an Ohio school district in Zoarville, said late Tuesday morning that the bus was carrying students and chaperones on their way to the last day of the Ohio School Boards Association conference in Columbus. Some of the students on the bus were band members who were going to perform at the OSBA conference, which canceled the final day of the conference after learning of the crash.
More: Tusky Valley community reacts to fatal Columbus bus crash
Tuscarawas Valley Local Schools, known commonly as Tusky Valley, is a school of nearly 1,250 students across all districts, and their mascot is a trojan.
School will be in session Wednesday, the district announced, but the superintendent said it "will not be a normal day." A prayer vigil was held Tuesday night at the high school football stadium for the six killed.
Where did it happen?
The crash happened on I-70 west about a half-mile before the Route 310 interchange in Etna.
What caused the bus crash?
What caused the Tuesday morning crash is not immediately apparent.
The Highway Patrol said the crash occurred at 8:52 a.m. and by shortly after 9 a.m. dozens of emergency personnel from across Licking County and eastern Franklin County responded to the area. From images of the scene, it appeared a tractor-trailer hit a chartered bus from behind and burst into flames. The patrol said those two vehicles and a third among the five vehicles involved caught fire.
Ohio Department of Transportation cameras from the area showed smoke coming from the crash site.
Both sides of I-70 were closed while emergency responders dealt with the aftermath. By Tuesday afternoon I-70 eastbound was reopened.
What kind of bus was it?
The bus involved in the crash was a commercial charter from Pioneer Trails, a family-owned bus business based in Millersburg in Holmes County.
In a statement on Facebook, Pioneer Trails said it is "fully cooperating with the authorities as we work to find the cause of the accident" and sends prayers to the victims and their families.
According to U.S. Department of Transportation inspections, the company has had one other crash involving an injury in the last 24 months. The company received a satisfactory rating, meaning records indicate no evidence of substantial noncompliance with safety requirements.
What was the trucking company's safety record?
Mid State Systems, based in Hebron, Licking County, was identified by authorities as the owner of the tractor-trailer that appeared to collide with the rear of the charter bus during the crash. U.S. Department of Transportation records show no incidents involving the firm going back to 2017.
Are motorcoach buses safe?
Motorcoach travel is one of the safest forms of transportation in the U.S., according to the National Transportation Safety Board.
On average, four motorcoach passengers die in bus crashes each year, 1999 data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows.
In 2020, 4,998 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal crashes, marking a 5% decline from 2019, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Of those crashes, 156 involved a bus, data shows.
Was this a mass casualty event?
Dispatchers classified the incident as a "mass casualty incident, level 3," which means 10 or more people likely suffered injuries, and there was a need for paramedics, fire crews and hospital readiness across the region. Casualty can mean injury and does not necessarily mean fatalities.
Is the NTSB investigating?
The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday night held a live stream press conference to announce that they are launching an investigation into the crash.
The NTSB's Transportation Disaster Assistance Team will visit the crash scene Wednesday and begin their preliminary investigation into the crash. That preliminary investigation report will be ready in a few weeks, said Jennifer Homendy, chair of the NTSB. A more in-depth investigative report on the crash will not be ready for another 12 to 18 months.
Is I-70 west near Route 310 reopened?
The Ohio Department of Transportation and contractors worked for several hours Tuesday and were able to complete repairs to the pavement from the fiery crash and reopen I-70 westbound at the crash site by early Wednesday morning.
Dispatch reporters Bethany Bruner and Max Filby, other reporters in the Gannett Ohio network, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Report Writing: Bus Accident
A couple of examples to help with your report writing on a bus accident.
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On a fateful day, a bus accident occurred, causing chaos and panic among the passengers and community. This report outlines the location and time of the accident, the scene immediately after the accident, and the response from emergency services, as well as the aftermath of the accident on the passengers and community.
The accident occurred at approximately 4 pm on a busy highway in the outskirts of the city. The weather was clear, and the road was dry. The bus was traveling at a high speed when it suddenly hit a pothole, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle. The bus then swerved off the road and crashed into a nearby ditch.
The scene immediately after the accident was chaotic, with passengers screaming and crying for help. The bus was badly damaged, and some passengers were trapped inside. Several passengers were injured, with some bleeding profusely. The emergency services arrived at the scene within minutes and immediately began to assess the situation. The injured passengers were quickly evacuated and taken to the nearest hospital for medical attention.
The aftermath of the accident was devastating for the passengers and the community. Many of the passengers suffered from severe injuries, including broken bones and head trauma. Some of the passengers were left paralyzed, while others lost their lives. The community was left in shock, and the incident sparked a conversation about the need for better road infrastructure and safer driving practices. The government also launched an investigation into the cause of the accident and promised to take measures to prevent such incidents from happening in the future.
In conclusion, the bus accident was a tragic event that left many people injured and traumatized. The incident serves as a reminder of the importance of road safety and the need for better infrastructure and emergency response services. It is our responsibility as a community to work together to prevent such incidents from happening in the future.
On a sunny day, a bus accident occurred on the busy highway. The incident caused chaos and confusion, and many were left injured. In this report, we will describe the bus before the accident, the details of the accident, and the aftermath that followed.
Before the accident, the bus was a large, blue and white coach with a capacity of 50 passengers. The bus was in good condition, with no visible signs of damage or wear and tear. At the time of the accident, the bus was carrying 45 passengers, all of whom appeared to be in good spirits and enjoying the ride.
The accident occurred on a sharp bend in the road, where the driver lost control of the vehicle. The bus crashed into a guardrail, causing it to spin out of control and crash into a nearby ditch. The cause of the accident was later determined to be a combination of driver error and poor road conditions. The impact of the accident was significant, with many passengers thrown from their seats and sustaining injuries. The bus itself was badly damaged, with windows shattered and the body of the vehicle twisted out of shape.
The aftermath of the accident was chaotic, with emergency responders and medical personnel rushing to the scene to treat the injured. Many passengers were taken to hospital with varying degrees of injuries, ranging from minor cuts and bruises to more severe injuries such as broken bones and head trauma. The surrounding area was also impacted, with traffic being diverted and the road being closed for several hours. The damage to the bus was significant, and it was later declared a total loss.
In conclusion, the bus accident was a traumatic event for all involved. The bus before the accident was in good condition, but poor road conditions and driver error led to the accident. The impact of the accident was significant, with many passengers sustaining injuries and the bus being declared a total loss. The aftermath of the accident was chaotic, with emergency responders and medical personnel working tirelessly to treat the injured and clear the scene.
On a fateful day, a bus accident occurred, causing chaos and havoc. The accident was a tragedy that left many people injured and traumatized. In this essay, we will describe the accident scene, the bus involved, and the aftermath of the accident in detail.
The accident happened on a busy highway at around 8:00 am. The weather was cloudy and misty, with a slight drizzle, making the roads slippery. The location of the accident was near a sharp bend, which made it difficult for the driver to control the bus. The bus veered off the road and plunged into a ditch, causing it to roll over several times. The accident scene was chaotic, with debris scattered all over the place. The emergency services arrived at the scene within minutes, and they immediately started rescuing the passengers.
The bus involved in the accident was a 40-seater coach that was traveling from the city to the countryside. The bus was in good condition, but it had been on the road for several years. The driver was experienced and had a good record, but he had been driving for long hours due to the tight schedule. There were 30 passengers on board, including children and elderly people. Some of the passengers were injured, while others were in a state of shock.
The aftermath of the accident was devastating. Several passengers sustained injuries, with some being critical. The emergency services responded promptly and took the injured to the nearest hospital. The local authorities also arrived at the scene and started investigating the cause of the accident. The passengers who were not injured were taken to a nearby shelter, where they received food and water. The families of the passengers were contacted and informed about the accident.
In conclusion, the bus accident was a tragic event that left many people injured and traumatized. The accident scene was chaotic, with debris scattered all over the place. The bus involved in the accident was in good condition, but it had been on the road for several years. The aftermath of the accident was devastating, with several passengers sustaining injuries. It is essential for drivers to take breaks and rest to avoid accidents caused by fatigue.
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How To Write A Bus Accident Report That Is Accurate
If you are involved in a bus accident, it is important to know how to write a bus accident report that is accurate. This document will be used as evidence in any legal proceedings that may arise, so it is crucial that you include all the necessary information. In this article, we will walk you through the steps of writing a detailed accident report.
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How common are bus accidents in US and Florida?
Although not as common as car accidents, bus accidents happen and many people are affected annually. In 2016, there were approximately 12,000 bus accidents in the United States, resulting in about 60 deaths. Florida is one of the states with the most bus traffic, and it is also one of the states with the most bus accidents. In 2016, there were nearly 700 bus accidents in Florida, resulting in 19 deaths.
The fatality from bus accidents has increased in recent years. This is likely because buses are now carrying more passengers than ever before. In 2017, the average bus was carrying about 14% more passengers than it did in 2009. Average-sized school buses for example carry between 50 and 60 passengers, and some charter buses can carry up to 100 passengers. With more people on board, there is a greater chance that someone will be killed in an accident. The average number of people killed in a bus accident has gone up from about 24 in 2009 to nearly 41 in 2018.
What are your rights if you are hit by a bus?
If you are a pedestrian hit by a bus on a traffic accident , you have the right to file a personal injury. This claim will allow you to receive compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering. If the accident was caused by the negligence of the bus driver, you may also be able to recover punitive damages.
The common issue pedestrians in a bus crash experience after the accident is the insurance company. The insurance company of the at-fault driver will try to minimize the amount of money they have to pay out. This is why it is important to have an experienced personal injury attorney on your side who can fight for you and get you the compensation you deserve. Jared Spingarn, P.A.’s team has excellent personal injury attorneys with combined experience that will help you throughout this process.
What are the rights of bus passengers?
As a bus passenger, you have the right to a safe ride. This means that the bus driver must exercise reasonable care when operating the vehicle. If the bus driver fails to do this and you are injured in an accident, you may be able to file a personal injury claim against the bus company.
This claim will allow you to claim financial recovery for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If the accident was caused by the negligence of the bus driver or company, you may also be able to recover punitive damages. If you are in this situation, avail a free consultation from the reputable law firm of Jared Spingarn, P.A. accident attorneys. They will help ensure that these aspects are being taken care of while you or your involved loved one recover from the crash.
What are the responsibilities of the bus company involved in a bus accident?
The bus company involved in the accident will be responsible for investigating the cause of the accident (may it be their fault or other drivers) and taking corrective action to prevent future accidents. Remember that as the employer, they will be assuming responsibility for the actions of their employees, in this case, their bus drivers.
The company will also be responsible for providing medical care to any passengers who were injured in the accident. They will also be required to provide a safe environment for the passengers until the authorities or proper alternative accommodation arrives.
If you or a loved one were involved in a bus accident, do not hesitate to reach out to Jared today. An experienced personal injury lawyer with years of experience and a proven track record will work tirelessly to get you the compensation and justice that you deserve.
What should you do if you are involved in a bus accident?
Bus accident victims, either as a passenger, a pedestrian, or another vehicle driver, should immediately seek medical attention. Even if you feel fine, it is important to have a doctor check you out to make sure there are no internal injuries.
Once you have been seen by a doctor and your injuries are being taken care of, you should contact a personal injury lawyer. A personal injury lawyer will be able to review your case and advise you on the best course of action. If you decide to file a lawsuit, Jared’s personal injury lawyer will be able to guide you through the legal process.
While at the scene, you can also take pictures, do report writing, or talk to witnesses to get their accounts of what happened. This will be helpful for your personal injury lawyer when building your case.
What should you include in a bus accident report?
How to write a bus accident report that is accurate? When writing a bus accident report, it is important to include all the necessary information. This includes:
- The date, time, and location of the accident
- The names and contact information of all parties involved
- A description of the accident
- Any injuries that were sustained
- The name of the responding police officer
- The name of the insurance company that is covering the bus.
By following these steps, you can be sure that your accident report is accurate and complete. Now it would be understandable if you will not be able to write this report by yourself because you were injured in the accident. In this case, you can ask a friend or family member to help you out. The pictures you were able to take will also help your recollection. Jared’s personal injury lawyers will be more than happy to assist you in making the crash report and answer any legal questions you may have.
Where to file the accident report?
After following how to write a bus accident report that is accurate, it is important to file it with the proper government agencies. In Florida, the accident report must be filed with the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles within ten days of the accident.
The accident report be filed by the driver of any vehicle involved in the accident. If the driver is not able to file the report, then a passenger, witness, or law enforcement officer can do so on their behalf. Lawyers at Jared’s firm can not only help you with the report writing but with this kind of filing as well.
What is the importance of filing an accident report?
Filing an accident report is important because it document the details of the accident. This documentation can be used to help investigate the cause of the accident and to hold the responsible parties accountable. Do you have to file an accident report in Florida? The motorists involved are required to do so, but the passengers and pedestrians may do as well.
An accurate and complete bus accident report can make all the difference in a personal injury case. If you have been involved in a bus accident, be sure to follow the steps outlined in this article to ensure that your report is accurate and complete.
The accident report is also a primary reference when filing for an insurance claim. Filing an accident report is not just a legal requirement, but it can also help you get the compensation you deserve.
If you have any questions about your rights or responsibilities after a bus accident, be sure to speak with Jared’s bus accident lawye r who can help you navigate the legal process. Avail a free consultation today.
How do I get compensated if I’m injured in a bus accident?
As said earlier, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering if you’ve been injured in a bus accident. How much you may receive will depend on the severity of your injuries, the negligence of the bus driver, and other factors. To be able to receive such compensation from the bus company, you have to file a personal injury lawsuit, especially if the company is not cooperative enough to initiate the compensation process. Jared Spingarn, P.A. has excellent personal injury lawyers who can help you with this. They will investigate the accident, gather evidence, and build a strong case to get you the compensation that you rightfully deserve.
Do I need to hire a lawyer if I want to file a personal injury lawsuit?
You are not required to hire a lawyer, but it is highly recommended. A personal injury lawyer will be able to guide you through the legal process and help you build a strong case. If you decide to file a lawsuit, Jared’s team of lawyers will be able to help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Don’t wait too long to file your lawsuit because there is a statute of limitations in Florida for personal injury cases-you only have four years from the date of the accident to take legal action.
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What should I do if I witness a bus accident?
If you witness a bus accident, the first thing you should do is call 911. Then, you should try to get as much information about the accident as possible. This includes taking pictures of the scene, getting the contact information of any witnesses, and writing down your account of what happened. This information will be helpful if you are asked to give a statement to the police or if you decide to file a lawsuit.
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Ohio school band students set off by bus for a performance. It ended in tragedy
A day which began with excitement ended tragically when a charter school bus was involved in a fiery crash on an ohio highway. now a community has been left mourning the six victims killed while questions are being asked about what exactly went wrong. martha mchardy and michelle del rey report, article bookmarked.
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Both directions of Interstate 70 are closed in Licking County, Ohio, near the State Route 310 interchange after a fatal accident on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2023.
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I t should have been a day filled with excitement for the 54 Tusky Valley Middle- High School students as they headed to a conference in Columbus, Ohio, for a performance by the school band.
But instead, it ended in tragedy when the charter bus the group was travelling in collided with a semi-truck on Tuesday morning.
Six people died in the horror crash, including three teenagers and three adults. Another 20 students were injured.
Five cars in total were involved in the crash , which was classed as a “mass casualty” event.
The National Transportation Safety Board is now probing what exactly happened, with investigators planning to visit the scene on Wednesday.
With the exact cause of the crash still unknown, many questions remain unanswered as to what happened.
Here’s what we know so far:
How did the crash unfold?
Around 55 people, including 54 students and a driver, were on board a charter bus headed westward towards Columbus when the vehicle was involved in a “chain-reaction crash” on Tuesday morning, Ohio State Highway Patrol said.
A semi-truck collided with the bus, hitting it from behind before bursting into flames, authorities said.
The crash happened at around 8.30am on Interstate 70 West close to the Smoke Road underpass in Licking County, about 40 miles northeast of Columbus.
Signs in support of the Tusky Valley Schools community can be seen in front of the elementary school shortly before a community prayer vigil
Three other vehicles were also involved in the crash.
Officials closed the highway in both directions for most of the day while crews cleaned up the site. By around 4.30pm it had been reopened on the Eastbound side, the Ohio Department of Transportation (DOT) said.
The bus was transporting students to the Ohio School Boards Association conference in Columbus at the time of the crash, where the school’s band was due to perform.
The conference was cancelled after news of the accident broke, a spokesperson for the association said.
Who are the victims?
Three teenagers – Katelyn Owens, 15, Jeffery Worrell, 18, and John Mosely, 18 – were killed in the crash, as well as high school teacher Dave Kennat, 56, and parent chaperones Kristy Gaynor, 39, and Shannon Wigfield, 45, who were travelling in a vehicle behind the bus.
All of the individuals killed were pronounced deceased at the scene.
Some 20 other students were transported to the hospital following the crash, 18 of whom have now been released with non-life-threatening injuries.
Top (L-R): Dave Kennat, Shannon Wigfield, and Kristy Gaynor. Bottom (L-R): John W. Mosely, Jeffery D. Worrell, and Katelyn N. Owens
Two others remain hospitalised with serious but non life-threatening injuries.
The incident was classified as a “mass casualty” event, The Columbus Dispatch reported, meaning that 10 or more people had been injured and needed emergency services to transfer them to local facilities for treatment.
At least 34 students were taken to the Etna United Methodist Church after the incident, where officials set up a reunification center for those not injured.
Don Hawkins, regional communications manager for the Red Cross, said the nonprofit fufilled a request for 30 units of blood from the Mount Carmel Health System, according to local reports.
Emergency responders are on the scene of a fatal Ohio crash
What caused the crash?
The exact cause of the bus crash remains unknown, but the National Transportation Safety Board said it is now investigating the incident and will visit the crash scene on Wednesday.
A preliminary investigation report is due to be published in a few weeks, said Jennifer Homendy, chair of the NTSB. A more in-depth investigative report on the crash will not be ready for another 12 to 18 months.
One line of the probe will likely be the safety of the charter bus, which belonged to Pioneer Trails, a bus company operating out of Millersburg.
The entity has a satisfactory safety rating, according to US Department of Transportation data .
Its vehicles have been involved in one other crash in the last 24 months; that crash resulted in one person being injured.
In a statement posted to Facebook , the business said it was cooperating with authorities to determine the cause of the crash.
On average, four motorcoach passengers die in bus crashes each year in the US, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows.
Community reacts to ‘dark day’
On Tuesday night, hundreds of community members gathered at the Tuscarawas Valley School District football stadium for a vigil to honour the six victims.
Speaking at the vigil, Dr Derek Varansky, the school district superintendent, described the crash as “devastating and heartbreaking”, calling it the “worst day of his life”.
“Right now, our focus is on getting in touch with our Tusky Valley families who had loved ones on the bus and providing support to our entire school community,” Dr Varansky said.
“Our Trojan family is strong, and it will take that strength and love to get throughout these coming challenging days.”
Six candles were lit at the vigil, one for each victim
The Ohio governor also paid tribute to the victims. “Fran and I are praying for everyone involved in the bus crash east of Columbus today,” he said.
“It is our worst nightmare to have a bus full of children involved in such a terrible crash, and it is certainly the worst nightmare that families and schools can endure,” he said on X.
A representative for Mr DeWine confirmed that the governor ordered all flags at the Ohio State Capitol and in Tuscarawas County to be lowered to half-mast to honour the victims of the tragedy.
A GoFundMe has been set up to support the families of the victims. As of Wednesday morning, it had reached almost $17,000 out of a $30,000 goal.
Dr Varansky said that the middle-high school would remain open on Wednesday, though it would not be a usual day.
Counsellors will be on site to provide support. Still, he emphasised that he would respect parents who decide to keep their children home instead.
“Today began as an exciting day,” he said, standing in front of a black table where six candles had been placed.
“And then it quickly turned into one of the darkest days in our district’s history.”
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How to Write a School Accident Report?
Accident Report at School
When parents drop their children off at school, they essentially entrust their children’s safety to the school system. It is critical for both schools and parents to understand that doing all possible to safeguard the safety of children on school grounds is critical. However, we must realize that it is impossible to prevent accidents from occurring. Fortunately, the majority of school-related accidents are minor; but, there are situations where pupils receive significant injuries. Schools are required to write an accident school report regardless of the severity of the injury. Here is a list of the most important pieces of information that a school report must include.
Get the facts
The child’s name and address:.
This information must be included in every school report in order for authorities to identify the child involved. The address is required in order to locate the child’s parents if necessary.
The incident’s date and time:
It is critical to report the date and time of the accident in order to comprehend the circumstances. For example, if the accident happened during a break, authorities should look into whether or not there was a lack of supervision.
The type of injury:
Schools must disclose as much information on the injury as feasible. Keep in mind that even minor injuries must be meticulously documented.
Details about any therapy or first aid that was administered:
It is very likely that the injured child was transported to the nursery initially, where he was given medication or therapy. Authorities will know if the school followed the appropriate safety requirements if this is documented.
Witnesses, if any:
If there were witnesses at the time of the accident, it is critical to collect a documented description of what happened. If the incident becomes more serious and results in a lawsuit, having a documented statement from a witness could help clarify the case.
Person who attended to the injury’s name and signature:
This is necessary since it serves as verification that this person confirms that some of the report’s most significant facts are correct.
Name and signature of the person to whom the accident was reported:
In the same way as in the last situation, this individual certifies that the information on the report is correct.
Last but not least, this signature is crucial to prove that the parents or tutors of the minor were informed about the accident.
The Incident’s Timeline
A timeline of events must be included in every accident report. Everything significant previous to the occurrence must be thoroughly documented; this is critical for understanding the context of the event. This will also assist authorities in obtaining answers to the most often asked questions during an accident investigation. For example, what was the student doing before the accident? What was the student doing in that particular location? Were there any school teachers or other personnel on the premises at the time of the accident? Was the accident caused by a sport or another school-sponsored activity? Among other concerns.
The following section must describe exactly what happened at the time of the accident, including detailed information about who or what caused the injury, if it was done intentionally by another person, if it happened during a sport activity, if action was taken immediately, and the student’s condition immediately following the event. Each of these details are required to determine if the school was taking proper safety precautions, whether workers responded fast to the youngster, and the seriousness of the injury.
Finally, the timeline must include information about what happened in the hours following the accident. If the student was brought to the nursery or if the minor was sent directly to a hospital, this must be noted here. If the child received treatment or medicine from the school, and what medications were administered. And the student’s condition throughout the next few hours.
Examine the accident’s causes
Schools must thoroughly analyze the reasons for the accidents and take quick steps to prevent a recurrence of the scenario . For example, if the accident was caused by a lack of maintenance on the school grounds, the institution must remedy anything that poses a threat to the safety of the children and undertake frequent inspections to avoid such problems in the future. If the incident was triggered by another student, it is critical to investigate the situation, uncover any previous violent behavior by the students involved, and take necessary measures with the pupils. Another element that may contribute to an accident is a lack of supervision. Schools must assign a certain number of teachers to supervise a certain number of students. Schools must ensure that children are supervised by the appropriate number of teachers.
When Is it Appropriate to Submit a School Accident Report?
School accidents reports must be submitted as soon as possible. It is clear that some of the information required to put up a good, consistent report may require a significant amount of time to gather. However, submitting a report in the least amount of time is beneficial for all parties.
What Else Should Be Included in The School Accident Report?
The school accident report should include anything that can provide more information about the accident, the reasons, and the damages. If the injury occurred on a field trip, for example, any paperwork or notice signed by the parents enabling the minor to assist in the event should be included. Photographs or videos that capture the moment of the accident should be included in the report as well. If the incident is related to a bullying case, include screenshots of social media activity or other types of proof in the report.
New York Law for School Accident Report
New York Law requires schools to fill and send a form called “ Comprehensive Injury Report ”. This form must be submitted to the superintendent’s office of the corresponding district in less than 24 hours after the accident. This document has 3 different sections and all of them must be completed.
- Fact Sheet: The purpose of this section is to obtain as much information about the case and the people involved as possible.
- Injury Description: Like the name says, this section must be filled with all the information regarding the injury.
- Witness Statement: This section has to be filled by all witnesses and they have to describe the nature, time and place of the accident. It is expected that all witnesses provide their statements based on their personal opinion and experience.
If the injury that the student sustained was caused by a vehicle collision, the school must fill out the form MV-104F. This form should be used only when these 2 conditions are met:
- The vehicle or school bus must be transporting at least one or more pupils, teachers, children of pupils or members of the supervisory personnel of the school.
- The vehicle must be property of the school or directly contracted by the school.
This form must be submitted in less than 10 days after the accident if it caused death, personal injury or damages over $1000 to someone’s property.
School Injury Lawyer
When a student is hurt at school, it is understandable that the parents or tutors are upset and desire justice for their children’s injuries. However, demanding compensation from a school is not an easy task, especially if the accident happened in a public school . Nonetheless, this does not mean it is impossible, it just means that in order to succeed in your quest for justice, you will need professional help. An experienced school injury lawyer will greatly increase your chances to receive compensation for the damages that your child sustained. At Greenberg & Stein P.C . You will find some of the most experienced and successful lawyers in this area. Our attorneys have represented countless clients and have helped them receive fair compensation. Our lawyers will guide through each step of the claiming process and will help you in every way possible. Contact us at 212-969-2535 to schedule a free case consultation with one of our attorneys to discuss more about your case.
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Bus Accident: How to Write a Report
Categories: Bus Accident
The following blog article was updated in January 2022.
No one ever expects to be seriously injured while riding on a bus. Buses are such huge vehicles that it gives riders a sense of invulnerability. But bus accidents happen all the time. Even though busses are huge, a bus passenger can still get knocked around even after a somewhat minor impact. You also have to consider that most buses don’t have seatbelts so that protection will not be available to passengers. If you are seriously injured in a bus crash, make sure a bus accident report is created and properly filed. It’s important to do what you can to make sure the bus incident report is as accurate as possible.
The Seattle bus accident lawyers at Brett McCandlis Brown & Conner PLLC , focus their practice on representing seriously injured people in the car, truck, and bus incidents. We have developed the skills and knowledge to win hard cases over decades of work.
Seattle Bus Accidents Happen Often
In the City of Seattle, in 2020, there were 106 bus accidents within the city limits . In the vast majority of those accidents (75), there were no reported injuries. During that year, four people suffered serious injuries in bus accidents, and ten people suffered from minor injuries. In 2019, there were 214 bus accidents within the city with 10 serious injuries. Based upon these numbers, if you ride the public bus system often, expect to eventually be in an accident.
Types of Bus Accidents
There are many types of busses and bussing companies that can be involved in a crash. It’s not just public city busses.
- Public bussing services: These are the publicly-owned buses belonging to municipalities, school districts, and other types of government-run bus systems.
- Private transportation companies: These are private bus companies and transportation services, such as shuttle buses, taxis, airport shuttles, etc.
- Trolley and streetcars: This category would include the Lake Union Trolley or a Seattle Streetcar, for example. There are both public trolleys and privately owned trolleys.
The ownership of the buses makes these accidents hard to resolve. Both private companies and government agencies own busses. It’s a good idea to hire a law firm that has a long history of successfully handling Washington State and Seattle bus accident cases.
Who Is Potentially Responsible for the Bus Accident?
There are many people and companies that could be potentially responsible for the cause of the crash and any injuries. Passengers are not responsible unless you interfere with the bus driver in some way. Here are the potential at-fault parties in bus accidents.
The Bus Driver
The bus driver is responsible if they drove negligently and didn’t follow the rules of the road. There are many ways for a bus driver to cause a crash, including distraction, speeding, or aggressive driving. If the accident was the bus driver’s fault, then their employer would also be held responsible through the legal concept of respondeat superior. This legal concept says that, in most instances, an employer is responsible for the actions of their employees.
The Other Driver or Drivers
Just like any accident, if another driver was negligent, they would be responsible. The at-fault driver’s insurance company is responsible for the payment of compensation for any injuries. However, there are scenarios where the bus insurance company might add to the compensation. Also, your own automobile insurance company may come into play in certain scenarios.
The Bussing Company
Other than respondeat superior responsibility, the bus company can be responsible independent of their connection to their bus driver employee. In theory, an injured person can file suit against the bus company for negligent hiring, negligent supervision, or negligent retention. For example, if the bus company knew the driver had several prior bussing accidents but hired him or her anyway, this could be evidence of negligent retention. Another example is if the bussing company doesn’t properly supervise or discipline the driver for safety infractions. If the company doesn’t fire the bus driver, this could also be evidence of negligent retention. The bussing company can’t ignore safety violations.
Should You Give a Statement to an Insurance Company After a Bus Accident?
You should not give a recorded statement to an insurance adjuster from any insurance company, whether it be the bus owners’ insurance company or the at-fault driver’s insurance company. The only time you should give a recorded statement to an insurance adjuster is when your experienced Washington bus accident lawyer has agreed to it and is sitting next to you during the statement. The reason to not give a statement without a legal practitioner is that adjusters are trained at attempting to get you to say things that you may not mean. Giving an incorrect statement because you misunderstood the question, for example, could hurt you in the future. Your recorded statements could be used to contradict your testimony at trial if your case gets that far. This doesn’t mean you should not talk to the police at the scene of the accident. If the police are asking questions and requesting information from the bus passengers, make sure that the bus accident report is as accurate and full of facts as possible. The report writing on a bus accident by the police is very important. The police report is evidence during a lawsuit that can establish facts of the case and pinpoint liability.
Contact the Washington State Bus Accident Attorneys at Brett McCandlis Brown & Conner PLLC If You Were Seriously Injured in a Seattle Bus Crash
Bus accidents can become quite complicated with many parties and employers that should be held responsible. There are a lot of moving parts, and you should not feel like you have to handle the case on your own. If you are seriously injured in a Washington state or Seattle bus accident, contact the attorneys at Brett McCandlis Brown & Conner PLLC, and let our knowledge and experience help you get the compensation you deserve.
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NTSB recovers 'black boxes' from some of five vehicles involved in deadly crash on I-70
Posted: November 16, 2023 | Last updated: November 16, 2023
The National Transportation Safety Board retrieved electronic control modules, more commonly called "black boxes," from some of the five vehicles involved in a deadly crash Tuesday on Interstate 70 west in Licking County that killed six people, the agency announced Wednesday afternoon in Columbus.
NTSB Chair Jennifer Homendy said there is also some external video footage that may have come from other vehicles not involved in the fiery crash, which the Ohio State Highway Patrol said was a chain-reaction crash that happened at 8:52 a.m. in the backup of a crash about an hour earlier and further west on I-70 in Franklin County.
In the coming days, the NTSB will document the fatal crash site about a half-mile east of the Route 310 exit in Etna Township, Homendy said, and in about two to three weeks, the agency will issue a preliminary report. The full investigation and a final report could take as long as 18 months, she said.
Homendy said the order of the five vehicles involved in the crash was a tractor-trailer; a red SUV; the charter bus with students, teachers and chaperones from Tuscarawas Valley schools; another SUV carrying three other chaperones accompanying the bus; and a tractor-trailer.
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The Highway Patrol issued an update just before the start of the NTSB briefing Wednesday afternoon that identified the drivers and more details about the crash.
A commercial vehicle driven by Brandon Marchal, 37, of Wapakoneta, and owned by Wapakoneta-based G.A. Wintzer & Son , a manufacturer of farm and pet feed ingredients, oils and biofuels, was hit. The red SUV, driven by Robert Wolverton, 75, of Heath, also was hit.
The charter bus, operated by Millersburg-based Pioneer Trails bus lines, was driven by Donald Wagler, 65, of Hartville, who was still hospitalized Wednesday. Homendy credited Wagler with getting the door open quickly so occupants could escape before the fire eliminated the power source after the crash.
The driver of the tractor-trailer belonging to Mid State Systems, based in Hebron, Licking County, which caught fire after hitting the SUV of the chaperones and the rear of the bus, was driven by Jacob McDonald, 60, of Zanesville, the patrol said.
All of those drivers suffered injuries in the crash, the patrol said.
The driver of the SUV containing the chaperones, who were all killed in the crash and the fiery aftermath, was not identified by the patrol.
All of the drivers involved in the crash were licensed, Kenny Bragg, the NTSB's lead investigator in the crash, said at Wednesday's briefing.
Firefighters from West Licking, Violet and other fire departments responding at the scene dealt with rescuing occupants from the bus, extinguishing the fire and addressing a potential hazmat situation.
When asked Wednesday about what caused the fire, Homendy said she couldn't say yet. But, she said it could have been caused by fuel or any one of the vehicles involved in the crash, including the bus, the tractor-trailer or the SUV that was crushed between the two larger vehicles.
"I don't want to presume what it is today, but that's something that will be part of our investigation," Homendy said.
The NTSB arrived Tuesday night at John Glenn Columbus International Airport to begin investigating the crash. Nine investigators and seven other NTSB personnel are involved in the investigation.
NTSB officials ventured out Wednesday to the crash scene, Homendy said.
Together, the NTSB investigators and experts will examine a variety of factors that could have contributed to the crash. Those aspects include, but are not limited to: road conditions, roadway design, traffic volumes, accident history in the area, driver fatigue and distraction, medical histories, alcohol and drug testing, training and equipment design, Homendy said.
Tuscarawas Valley Local Schools, an Ohio school district in Zoarville, said the chartered bus from Pioneeer Bus Lines was carrying 54 students and chaperones on their way to the last day of the Ohio School Boards Association conference Tuesday in Columbus. Some of the students on the bus were band members who were going to perform at the conference, which canceled the final day of event after learning of the crash.
The three students who died on the bus were believed to have been in the back of the bus that was damaged by the crash and fire and were pronounced deceased at the scene. They are: Wyatt Mosley, 18, and Katelyn N. Owens, both of Mineral City, and Jeffery D. Worrell, 18, of Bolivar.
The three chaperones who were in an SUV behind the bus and hit by the Mid States tractor trailer were: Dave Kennat, 56, of Navarre; Kristy Gaynor, 39, of Zoar; and Shannon Wigfield, 45, of Bolivar. The latter was also a teacher.
The family assistance team from the NTSB has been reaching out to the families of those killed and the school where the three students attended classes, Homendy said.
The family assistance team from the NTSB also began reaching out to the families and the school where students killed in the crash attended classes, Homendy said.
"I can't imagine what you've gone through since this crash and what challenges lie ahead of you," she said, addressing the people affected by the crash.
This article originally appeared on The Columbus Dispatch: NTSB recovers 'black boxes' from some of five vehicles involved in deadly crash on I-70
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Report Writing on Bus Accident [With PDF]
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12 killed, Many Injured as a Volvo Bus Collides with a Jumbo Trailer Truck in Kozhikode
By A. R. Samantray
12 th February 2020, Kozhikode: Over twelve people were killed and few trapped at a highway in Kozhikode after a Volvo bus collided with a Jumbo trailer truck on Saturday afternoon.
The bus was carrying 46 passengers and was travelling from Kochi to Thrissur. According to the locality, the accident occurred because of careless driving by both the drivers.
The mishap was followed by a terrible cataclysm and led to a fire explosion. Within minutes the flames began to engulf the whole area. The local people were very much disturbed at the pathetic sight. Almost 30 passengers were severely injured.
Soon the fire brigade arrived and began the rescue operation. Police supervised and investigated the situation. Disaster Management came into force and ensured the safety of victims and localities.
Doctors, nurses and ambulances hastily arrived at the accident spot. It took nearly three hours to carry all the operations successfully. The victims were briskly admitted in the nearby hospital.
As per the statements recorded by the hospitals, the doctors suspected a rise in the number of deaths caused by the accident.
Bus Carrying 43 Passengers Falls Off Bridge, Many Injured
By Rita Agarwal
12 th February 2020 Mumbai: A passenger bus going from Sandhurst Road to Byculla fell off the Hancock bridge near Shivdas Champsi Road, Mazgaon, Mumbai killing 11 persons and injuring several others. The bus jabbed 35 ft down and fell on the river banks nearby.
It is presumed that the passenger bus accidentally pervaded in a herd of buffaloes trespassing the road, lost control and crashed before plunging off into the river.
Rescue operating teams, fire services, disaster management forces as well as the police grew obnoxious as the mishap occurred during sunset. It was extremely strenuous to walk in dark and drop-down ropes and ladders from the bridge and carry the victims in boats and ferries. Ambulances were dashed to that spot. First-aid treatment was provided to victims. The Police department supervised the operations.
As per latest reports, the rescue operations had been completed with at least 39 injured admitted in Kokilaben hospital, 9 km away from the accident spot. The injured included twelve men, five women and seven children.
The District Health Commissioner visited the hospital to consolidate the victims and their families.
TERRIBLE BUS ACCIDENT: KILLED 16
By Advitiya Sujeet
12 th February 2020, Vani Vihar: A terrifying bus accident took place near Vani Vihar harbour at 6:00 p.m. yesterday. It was suspected that the private bus coming from Cuttack to Angul was collided by an overloaded bike driven recklessly by a group of few teenagers.
The biker was trying to overtake the bus. Unfortunately, due to moist weather as well as slippery roads, the biker lost control and his bike collided with the bus resulting in a miserable accident.
As per the reports, 16 people were killed and 30 were injured. The injured persons were admitted to the nearby hospital, 6 km away from the accident spot. 10 persons were let off after first-aid and others were hospitalised. The condition of 6 persons, including 3 children, was known to be critical. The angry mob set fire to the passing vehicles.
All the emergency services and rescue operations arrived at the accident spot without any delay. The police department had to lathicharge to tackle the violent mob. The traffic was severely disrupted in that spot because of which fury sparked among the local people.
32 people injured as bus muddled into a bridge in Odisha’s Balasore
By Bishnupriya Mohanty
12 th February 2020, Balasore: On Thursday at around 11:00 a.m, a jam-packed bus ferrying pilgrims from Bhadrak to Berhampur turned upside down and fell into a nearby trench. The bus crashed into a cement fencing of a bridge before breaking it and falling upside down.
According to the villagers of Balasore under the Singla police station, the bus swiftly with a fairly good speed hit clashed because of the flat tyre on the right front wheel of the bus. The bus involved in the mishap has been impounded and its driver detained.
The local people spotted 12 dead bodies and 20 were excessively injured. Immediately after the accident, the local administration carried a search and rescue operation. The operation took 3 hours. The ambulances arrived immediately. Some of the casualties were provided preliminary aid before admitting them in hospital. The victims were shifted to Dayanand Memorial Hospital, located nearby.
The mishap was greatly tackled due to integrated coordination between the rescue operations team, fire services and police department respectively. The Health Commissioner visited the hospital to meet with the casualties and their lamented families.
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School Bus and Truck Collision Results in Injuries to 40 Children
Date: April 26, 2023
Resource: The Indian Express
40 School Children Injured in Bus-Truck Accident
A tragic accident involving a school bus and a truck occurred on April 25, 2023, resulting in injuries to around 40 school children in a small town in southern India. The incident has sent shockwaves through the community and raised concerns about the safety of school transportation.
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6 killed and at least 18 injured in Tuscarawas Valley High School charter bus crash on I-70 near Columbus
All six people who died in a fiery crash this morning in a bus chartered for the Tuscarawas Valley High School band were connected to the school, with three students and three adults perishing in the blaze on I-70 20 miles east of Columbus.
What happened The charter bus had 54 band members, parents and teachers on board from the Tuscarawas Valley Local Schools, according to the Tuscarawas Ohio State Highway Patrol office.
"This is our worst nightmare when we have a bus full of children involved in a crash. It’s certainly the worst nightmare that families can endure or a school can endure," Gov. Mike DeWine said at a news conference at about 12:30 p.m. held at a gas station near the crash site. "Our hearts go out, our prayers to all the families, all those who were on the bus, everyone who was involved in the accident."
Watch the full news conference below:
The governor and the State Highway patrol spoke again later in the afternoon, offering a few new details but not much else as families are still being contacted. He said flags are being lowered to half-staff in Tuscarawas County and at the Capitol.
Governor DeWine has ordered that the flags of the United States of America and the State of Ohio be flown at half-staff upon select public buildings from sunrise on Nov. 15 until sunset on Nov. 18. he shared the statement via a Tweet on X, formerly Twitter:
In honor of the lives of those killed in the Tuscarawas Valley Local School District bus crash, I have ordered the flags of the United States of America and the State of Ohio to be flown at half-staff upon all public buildings and grounds throughout Tuscarawas and Stark counties,… — Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) November 15, 2023
The fatal crash happened at about 8:52 a.m. Tuesday and involved a total of five vehicles, one of which was the charter bus, according to Lt. Nate Dennis with OSHP. From that bus, 18 people were transported to seven area hospitals. Dennis said at a later news conference that 15 of those taken off the bus were children.
A semi-truck rear-ended the charter bus, an emergency official told the Associated Press.
The crash site will remain an active scene "for quite some time" while the OSHP crash reconstruction team investigates what happened.
"We have to break down what exactly caused the crash in regard to which vehicle struck which vehicle and what the sequence was within that crash at the time of the incident," said Dennis.
The National Transportation Safety Board says it will be part of that investigation. NTSB Chair Jennifer Homendy and a team of investigators are expected to arrive this evening.
The bus was from Pioneer Trails of Millersburg, Ohio. The company says it is cooperating with authorities.
The company's website says the family-owned business has operated for 39 years.
According to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration records, today's crash is the second involving one of Pioneer Trails' 30 buses in the last two years. The agency said four people were injured in a crash involving one of the company's buses on Interstate 69 north of Fort Wayne, Indiana in March 2022. Those records do not indicate if the bus driver was found at fault for that crash. The U.S. Department of Transportation gives Pioneer Trails a "satisfactory" safety rating.
Video from the scene showed "Mid State Systems" on the trailer of the semi that hit the bus. A woman who answered the phone at Mid State Systems said she had no comment right now and hung up the phone. Mid State Systems is located in Hebron, just east of the crash site.
The Victims According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, three of the passengers were pronounced dead at the scene. They are 18-year-old Wyatt Mosley of Mineral City, 18-year-old Jeffery D. Worrell of Bolivar, and 15-year-old Katelyn N. Owens of Mineral City.
One of the cars involved in the crash was following the bus and was occupied by one teacher and two chaperones. All three adults were pronounced dead at the scene. They are 56-year-old Dave Kennat of Navarre, 39-year-old Kristy Gaynor of Zoar, and 45-year-old Shannon Wigfield of Bolivar.
Superintendent: 'It will take strength and love to get through these coming challenging days' The high school group was heading to an Ohio School Board Association conference in Columbus, according to a Facebook post from the school district. The superintendent said the next few days will be "challenging."
The post states:
"We understand from law enforcement that there may be multiple serious injuries and we are working to learn the details. We will share news with you as we are able, including our plans for upcoming school days and events.
"Right now, our focus is on getting in touch with our Tusky Valley families who had loved ones on the bus and providing support to our entire school community. Our Trojan family is strong, and it will take that strength and love to get throughout these coming challenging days."
A crisis response team was sent to the school.
OSHP crisis assistance team just arrived at Tusky Valley High School to offer up counseling and whatever is needed. pic.twitter.com/7klFSdfAYT — Tara Morgan 📺 (@taramorganTV) November 14, 2023
At least one alum returned to offer his support.
A recent Tusky High grad returns to the school today with his mom to offer their support. pic.twitter.com/Xm2Ah2eD5y — Tara Morgan 📺 (@taramorganTV) November 14, 2023
Landon Gordon, a recent graduate, said, "We literally came down the road to see if anyone needed any help or anything.”
He wasn't the only one.
Teachers from other schools streamed to the high school, some arm in arm, others in tears.
The school emptied hours before the final bell.
Kayla Kandel picked up her sister early. "I came to get her to take her home. I couldn't focus in class just sitting there — terrible, so hard to concentrate knowing there are people out there hurt.” She has friends on the bus. Like the rest of us, she's waiting to hear if they're OK.
Parents came as well, and the state highway patrol sent a chaplain.
"We’re here, there’s support, there’s resources, and whatever is needed, we will provide,” said Lt. Laura Taylor, Post Commander with the New Philadelphia Patrol.
“I’d say we’re pretty strong. We stick together pretty well. I know that whatever happens, we’ll be there for each other," said Superintendent Derek Varansky.
A family reunification center has been set up at Etna United Methodist Church.
A tight-knit community Jimmy McLoud of the First Christian Church told us how everyone in the "Tusky Valley" community is coming together today.
"People are very close," he said. "It’s a hard-working community. People who grow up in this community stay in this community. You’re talking generations of friends, which makes these things hard."
Jon Elsasser, a Zoar resident, said he's devastated.
"It’s tragic. There’s a lot of information we don’t have. We’re hearing snippets, and we don’t know what’s true and what’s not. It’s really devastating for the community.”
Mayor Scott Gordon has lived in Zoar his whole life. He said it doesn't feel real.
“It’s shocking. It’s hard when it hits home. And a lot of people are you know really devastated,” Gordon said.
Some of the folks our journalists met today were, understandably, too emotional to speak. We gave them their space.
The community gathered for a vigil after the crash. Watch the full vigil below.
News 5 reporter Tessa DiTirro was at the vigil as hundreds of members from the community rolled in to support one another.
The Tusky Valley Stadium was packed. Students, families, and community members filled the entire "home" section and spilled onto the away bleachers and along the fence.
A candle was lit for each of the six victims as cries could be heard through the crowd.
"We lost three students in the accident, students who were bright lights, full of life, and who lost their lives way too young," said Superintendent Dr. Derek Varansky.
The Bolivar Fire Department raised an American flag and lowered it to half-staff. Balloons, flowers, and crosses memorialize the well-known and well-loved victims.
"We lost someone in our congregation that is dear to this community, students that are dear to this community. It's going to be a long haul," said Aaron Rae, Pastor at Bolivar Community Church.
The Tuscarawas Valley Local Schools are in session on Wednesday, but the district understands if students and staff don't feel comfortable returning.
Counselors will be on campus all day Wednesday, "it's not just the student body, of course. The suffering for them is immense, but it's the entire area here. To see the turnout of the entire community here, you can tell this tragedy has really touched a lot of lives," said Harry Lowers, Springvale Health Center.
The Tusky Valley Band locked arms and marched down the stadium field amid cries from the band members. It was the ultimate show of solidarity and strength.
"We're definitely in the valley of the shadow of death, but what's interesting about that is for there to be a shadow, there has to be some light, and I'm excited this community gets to be the light to each other," said Rae.
In remembrance of one of the deceased students, 18-year-old John W. Mosley, a cross was placed under his senior band photo at Tusky Valley Stadium.
A horrific scene Viewer photos sent to WSYX in Columbus show the back of the bus on fire and the semi-truck behind that bus.
Raw video from WSYX shows the aftermath of the crash:
Dozens of emergency personnel were dispatched to Interstate 70 near the State Route 310 interchange at about 8:45 a.m. Tuesday, the Columbus Dispatch reports. Multiple medical helicopters were also sent to the scene.
Multiple people were taken to Grant, Mount Carmel East and Nationwide hospitals, WSYX reports.
“We are preparing for any patients we receive," a spokesperson at Grant told WSYX. "We will be ready.”
A witness told a WSYX reporter at the scene that, "my 10-year-old granddaughter is very upset. They said they saw a firefighter go into the burning bus just before it exploded."
Where they were headed The remainder of the Ohio School Board Association Capital Conference, which was on its last day, has been canceled, according to the organization's communications director.
The full statement from the OSBA reads:
"Today, a charter bus carrying Tuscarawas Valley Local Schools students and chaperones on the way to the annual OSBA conference was involved in a very serious accident including multiple serious injuries according to law enforcement.
"Given this devastating news, we have canceled our conference. Right now, our focus is on providing support to Tuscarawas Valley. That includes making grief counselors from our trade show available. We are praying for the entire Tuscarawas Valley family."
Reaction in Columbus State lawmakers are mourning the deadly bus crash.
“The reverberations from the accident will just, you can't even calculate just what that will do to our community,” said state Rep. Brett Hillyer, who represents Tuscarawas Valley.
Lawmakers have been looking into safety for regular school buses, but Senate Education Chair Andrew Brenner said that this crash could cause reform for all vehicles carrying children.
“We have to take a look at this and make sure that we're doing everything we can to protect the students,” Brenner said.
The team of State Sen. Al Landis, who also represents Tuscarawas County, says he has been with the injured students at a church in the area. Both he and Hillyer vow to fight for support for their community.
Here's more from reporter Morgan Trau:
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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Bus driver's daughter: 'He saved many, many lives' of Tusky Valley students amid crash
- Federal official credits Donald Wagler of Hartville area with acting fast when tour bus hit from behind in fiery crash that claimed six lives.
- Wagler opened the bus door quickly so occupants could escape before the fire eliminated the power source.
- Daughter: 'He saved many, many lives on Tuesday.'
The fast-acting driver behind the wheel of a charter bus that was hit from behind in a deadly chain-reaction crash on Interstate 70 west in Licking County while carrying Tuscarawas Valley High School band members is expected to recover from his injuries.
Valerie Wichert said her father, Donald Wagler, underwent a second surgery Thursday at Mount Carmel East Hospital in Columbus for a broken left leg suffered in the crash. She said his leg was broken in multiple places and a lot of tissue is gone. Doctors struggling to close the wound expect Wagler will need skin grafts and multiple surgeries.
“We're hoping after today's surgery we're going to have a little bit more ... of an update on when we can either bring him home or at least get him in a hospital closer to home," Wichert said Thursday.
Wagler is a resident of Lake Township near Hartville.
Tuesday's fiery, five-vehicle crash claimed the lives of three students on the bus and three adult chaperones in an SUV following the bus.
Wichert said her father is her hero, in part for the actions he took immediately after the crash.
“As soon as the crash happened, he was able to open the door. Had he waited and not reacted like he did … the door would not have opened. He saved many, many lives on Tuesday," she said.
At a briefing Wednesday in Columbus , National Traffic Safety Board Chair Jennifer Homendy credited Wagler for opening the bus door quickly so occupants could escape before the fire eliminated the power source.
'All heartbroken': 3 students, 2 teachers and a parent killed in Ohio bus and semi crash
Wagler, 65, was driving the charter bus owned by Millersburg-based Pioneer Trails , which was carrying members of the Tuscarawas Valley High School band, teachers and chaperones on the way to the last day of the Ohio School Boards Association conference in Columbus when it was hit.
"The bus was torn open right where he was sitting, so it is an absolute miracle that he is alive," Wichert said of her father. "All that was left, right there, was the seat that he was in."
Family visits hospitalized Donald Wagler after bus crash
Ellen Wagler has stayed in Columbus since she and the couple's three children — Wichert, Shane Wagler and Sean Wagler — traveled there Tuesday.
Ellen learned of the crash while she was working at Hartville Kitchen, where she manages the dining room.
"She had ... a news thing pop up on her phone about a bus crash," said Wichert. "She took a screenshot and sent it in our family group chat and just said, 'Don, I hope this wasn't you and I hope you're OK.'
“We didn't see a picture of the bus. It was just a lot of ... emergency vehicles and she, about two minutes later, got a phone call from the bus company and they said, 'Don was in the accident, and we don't know any information,'" said Wichert, who lives in Portage County's Rootstown Township.
Wichert said nearly an hour may have passed before the family learned he was at a hospital and going into surgery. He was able to speak to Ellen before he went into the operating room for a little over three hours.
Wichert said that aside from the broken leg, scrapes and bruises, her father looks "really good' and is back to his normal self.
"He's in really good spirits," she said. "He has been cracking jokes with all the nursing staff."
Pioneer Trails bus driver 'absolutely loves his job'
Wichert said her father has driven for Pioneer Trails since 2001. She said he particularly enjoyed trips to the American West, Rocky Mountains, Canada, New England and Florida.
“He loves, he absolutely loves his job," Wichert said. "He takes a lot of the Amish from Ohio and Indiana and he'll taken them back and forth to Florida.
"Sarasota, there's a large Amish community, and he loves going back and forth from Florida to here," she said.
Wichert said her father has friends all over the United States. "My dad will make friends with everyone, and everyone loves my dad. He is everyone's favorite driver."
She said he is an over-the-top kind of guy who doesn't do anything on a small scale.
A project that started as a grandchildren's playhouse on his property turned into a tiny house with heating, air conditioning, a bathroom and a kitchen. The grandchildren can play there, but it also serves as a guest house for relatives visiting from out of state.
Wednesday briefing: NTSB recovers 'black boxes' from some of five vehicles involved in deadly crash on I-70
While Wichert said her family is grateful that her father is still alive, they have not forgotten those who died in the crash and those who are suffering.
“Our hearts go out to all the families that have lost loved ones this week," she said. "We are definitely praying for all of them.”
Three students riding the bus were killed, as were three adult chaperones who were in an SUV behind the bus.
The three students who died on the bus were: Wyatt Mosley, 18, and Katelyn N. Owens, both of Mineral City, and Jeffery D. Worrell, 18, of Bolivar. The three chaperones who were in an SUV behind the bus, and hit by a tractor trailer, were: Dave Kennat, 56, of Navarre; Kristy Gaynor, 39, of Zoar; and Shannon Wigfield, 45, of Bolivar.
Kennat and Wigfield were also teachers. He taught at Tuscarawas Valley in Zoarville and she taught at Buckeye Career Center in New Philadelphia.
The Columbus Dispatch contributed to this story.
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5 hurt — including 3 students — after school bus crashes on Garden State Parkway in NJ
A driver, a school aide and three students suffered minor injuries after a school bus overturned on the garden state parkway in barnegat township, nj, officials said, by david chang • published november 14, 2023 • updated on november 15, 2023 at 6:50 am.
Five people -- including three students -- were injured after a school bus overturned on the Garden State Parkway in Barnegat Township, New Jersey.
The school bus, which was from Brick Township, New Jersey, overturned in the southbound lanes of the Garden State Parkway near mile marker 69.1 on Tuesday. The Ocean County Sheriff’s Department confirmed with NBC10 that five people suffered minor injuries in the crash.
On Wednesday, officials said the incident happened at about 3:09 p.m when a school bus and Lexus passenger vehicle collided while traveling southbound on the parkway.
The Lexus ran off the roadway and up an embankment and the school bus overturned in the left lane, police said.
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The driver, a school aide and three students on board the bus sustained minor injuries and were transported to a local hospital for further evaluation.
No other injuries were reported and, officials said, the crash remains under investigation.
SkyForce10 was over the scene and showed lanes being closed off near the bus.
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