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Accident Report Detail

School Bus and Dump Truck Collision

Executive Summary

About 10:30 a.m. on October 21, 1999, in Schoharie County, New York, a Kinnicutt Bus Company school bus was transporting 44 students, 5 to 9 years old, and 8 adults on an Albany City School No. 18 field trip. The bus was traveling north on State Route 30A as it approached the intersection with State Route 7, which is about 1.5 miles east of Central Bridge, New York. Concurrently, an MVF Construction Company dump truck, towing a utility trailer, was traveling west on State Route 7. The dump truck was occupied by the driver and a passenger. As the bus approached the intersection, it failed to stop as required and was struck by the dump truck. Seven bus passengers sustained serious injuries; 28 bus passengers and the truckdriver received minor injuries. Thirteen bus passengers, the busdriver, and the truck passenger were uninjured.

Probable Cause

​The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was the school bus driver’s failure to stop for the stop sign due to his degraded performance or lapse of attention as a result of factors associated with aging or his medical condition or both.

Accident Location: Central Bridge , NY    
Accident Date: 10/21/1999
Accident ID: HWY00FH001

Date Adopted: 11/14/2000
NTSB Number: HAR-00-02
NTIS Number: PB2000-916202

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