A school bus driver lost control of his vehicle yesterday afternoon in Phoenix, Arizona. The bus hit several cars before it came to a stop, and 26 people were injured, two critically. Overall 13 vehicles including the bus were involved.
According to a 13-year-old bus passenger: "We heard the tire pop and then he [bus driver] was trying to stop it and the brakes didn't work. He hit a car and we ended up over here." This indicates tyre damage was to blame.
45 children were travelling on the bus, and some of them are being tracked down by police as they fled the scene.