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Unsafe Oklahoma bus companies may close under new regulations

Many Oklahoma residents use mass transit for getting to work conveniently and affordably. Unfortunately, however, injuries suffered in bus accidents are often very serious. According to the most recent data from the Federal Motor Carrier Administration, in 2011, 283 people were killed in bus accidents across the nation, and 24,000 people were injured in bus crashes the same year.

Oklahoma teen killed in rollover crash, 3 others injured

Car accidents are the primary cause of death for American teens, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Further, drivers 16 to 19 years old are involved in three times more fatal accidents than drivers 20 and older. The CDC identifies teens most at risk as males, teens with new licenses, and teenagers driving with teenage passengers.

Police: Trucker's unsafe speed led to pileup near Vinita

A recent accident involving five vehicles on the Will Rogers Turnpike in Oklahoma required three ambulances and two helicopters to transport seven people to a hospital to be treated for injuries. According to the Oklahoma State Patrol, the commercial truck driver who apparently started the pileup was sick at the time of the accident. He suffered a head injury and was hospitalized.

Children treated at site of Oklahoma City school bus crash

Dozens of Oklahoma City parents likely breathed sighs of relief when they learned that no children were seriously injured after a pickup truck collided with a school bus en route to Surrey Hills Elementary. The accident occurred the morning of Dec. 12 when a truck occupied by two teenagers apparently turned in front of the bus. Reportedly, about 40 kids were on the bus at the time of the collision.

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