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New school bus seat could protect children

Posted at 5:36 PM, Oct 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-30 20:36:46-04

An increase in the number of school buses involved in crashes is causing quite a bit of concern.

The latest happened on Thursday. That crash sent 2 students to the hospital.

Earlier this month, a light pole fell on a bus after it crashed.

And, a crash in May sent dozens of students to the hospital.

A majority of buses in Clark County and the nation do not have seat belts.

But, there's a new seat hitting the market that could change everything.

A rollover or a impact to the side of a bus can send children flying.

The new seat, which will hit the market early next year. hopes to reduce injuries and deaths from school bus crashes.

The seat has a sturdy frame and three-point seat belts, which would prevent children from being tossed around during a crash.