Parents across the area may have experienced a moment of panic after hearing about a recent school bus accident. According to Sgt. Preston Evans, of the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office, officers issued citations at the scene of a two-vehicle school bus accident on Wednesday, November 20, 2013. The accident took place north of Sioux Falls at the intersection of 10th Avenue and N. 75th Street, and the Brandon Valley school bus involved in the accident was carrying 12 students at the time of the incident. Thankfully, no injuries were reported by the students or drivers.
The school bus driver, Tyrell Bose, 64, reportedly did not follow posted signs to yield at the intersection. The bus entered the intersection and made impact with a Ford truck driven by Shane Faber, 40. Officials say that Faber received a citation for driving on a suspended license and driving without insurance, while Bose received a citation for failure to yield.
The team at Zimmer, Duncan, and Cole, LLP, is relieved to hear that no one was injured in this accident. School bus accidents are always frightening—for all the drivers, students, and parents involved. Often, because of the size of the vehicles involved—and the precious cargo—bus accidents end in injury and tragedy.
As always, we urge all drivers to remain alert behind the wheel and follow the rules of the road.