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Accident Report Detail

Collision of Levy County, Florida School Bus and Airdrome Tire Centers, Inc., Truck

Executive Summary

‚ÄčOn August 28, 1987, a 1982 school bus carrying 21 passengers was traveling westbound on Levy County (Florida) Road C-32 when it collided with a two-axle flatbed truck traveling northbound on Levy County Road C-337 near Bronson, Florida. The school bus driver and 5 passengers died; the truckdriver sustained critical injuries and 16 school bus passengers were injured.

Probable Cause

‚ÄčThe National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was the truckdriver's failure, for undetermined reasons, to stop his vehicle at the stop sign. Contributing to the severity of this accident was the loss of structural integrity of the school bus due to the collapse of the school bus floor.

Accident Location: Bronson , FL    
Accident Date: 8/28/1987
Accident ID: DCA87MH008

Date Adopted: 5/1/1989
NTSB Number: HAR-89-02
NTIS Number: PB89-916202

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