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Accident Report Detail

Collision with a Pedestrian by a Utility Truck

Executive Summary

On November 26, 1996, a utility truck collided with and fatally injured a 10-year-old student near Cosmopolis, Washington. The child had just exited a transit bus that had transported him from school to his residence. No other injuries were involved.

Probable Cause

‚ÄčThe National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was the lack of adequate safety procedures and equipment (similar to those in place for school bus operations) to ensure the safety of children being discharged from transit buses in tripper service.

Accident Location: Cosmopolis , WA    
Accident Date: 11/26/1996
Accident ID: WRH97FH001

Date Adopted: 10/17/1997
NTSB Number: HAR-97-01-SUM
NTIS Number: PB97-916201

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