MULTIDISCIPLINARY ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION - SPECIAL REPORT NO. 3 - SCHOOL BUS FATALITY NEAR MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE

The report describes the factors, conclusions, and recommendations which arose as a result of an accident involving a 1971 GMC mini-bus with 44 occupants (42 of which were children participating in the Head Start Program). The case vehicle was westbound on a rural two-lane roadway and traveling at approximately 30 - 35 mph when four children fell from the vehicle's right side sliding door, which had opened unexpectedly. One of the four children was fatally injured (AIS 6), while those remaining sustained only minor injuries (AIS 1).

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Miami, Coral Gables

    Multidisciplinary Accident Analysis Team
    Coral Gables, FL  USA  33124

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Conkell
  • Publication Date: 1975-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 67 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00093545
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt., DOT-HS-801-747
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-060-3-671
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 21 1976 12:00AM