Today’s Fatal Irving, Texas Bus Crash is a Rare Occurrence

A bus crashed today in Irving, Texas on the George Bush Turnpike, killing two people and injuring dozens.  Though injury bus crashes aren’t unusual, averaging about 25 per day, fatal bus crashes are.  In 2009, the last year for which data is available, there were:

However, only about 10% of fatalities were among bus passengers (26 in 2009).

Source:  Federal Motor Safety Carrier Administration

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