Sharon Hood, veteran bus driver, killed, and 15 injured when bus collides with SUV on County Roads 30 and 35 in Pickens County, Alabama

Modified Date: 
Fri, 05/01/2015 - 2:24pm
Accident Date: 
Friday, April 10, 2015

Pickens County school bus wreck kills bus driver, injures 16 students

Pickens County School's superintendent Jamie Chapman announced the loss of bus driver, Sharon Hood, through the system's Facebook page.

Troopers: 16 taken to the hospital following SUV-school bus accident in Pickens County

"It is with a heavy heart that the Pickens County Board of Education and its Superintendent announce the loss of one of our veteran bus drivers, Mrs. Sharon Hood, as a result of a motor vehicle accident yesterday in Pickens County.

Bus Accident Injured Multiple People in Pickens County

A bus accident in Pickens County has injured multiple people, including two children and an adult who were flown to Birmingham hospitals.

Pickens County school bus driver dies from injuries sustained in Friday's crash

The driver of the SUV — 30-year-old Daniel Alexander Bunch of Aberdeen, Miss. — and 12 bus passengers were transported to local hospitals. 

Pickens County Schools offers counseling for students after bus driver's death

Bus driver Sharon Hood died from her injuries. Superintendent Jamie Chapman said Hood was a veteran driver who was hard working, dedicated and loved the children she transported.

Counselors made available for students after fatal bus crash

Administrators with Pickens County Schools said Monday that counselors were made available to students at Reform Elementary and Pickens County High schools. 

Funeral set for Pickens County school bus driver killed in crash

A service will be held Saturday at the Pickens County High School auditorium for Sharon Hood, the school bus driver who was killed in an April 10 crash. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until noon Saturday at the auditorium.

SUV driver admits to not paying attention at the time of Pickens Co. bus crash

Bunch told investigators he was not paying attention and didn’t see the stop sign. 

State troopers: SUV driver admits to being distracted in deadly Pickens Co. bus crash

The SUV failed to yield to the bus from a stop sign and hit the bus in an “angular front end collision,” the report states. The driver “stated he was not paying attention and did not see the stop sign,” the trooper report says.
Pickens County School's superintendent Jamie Chapman announced the loss of veteran bus driver, Sharon Hood, on the their Facebook page. Hood was driving the bus when it collided with an SUV near Ethelsville, west of Reform, Alabama on Friday. The bus then crashed into a tree. There were 14 students on board, from Reform Elementary School and Pickens County High School. All who were involved in the crash suffer from minor to severe injuries.
Type: Bus Accident
People Involved: 
Sharon Hood
Daniel Alexander Bunch

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