There are many different types of buses, and as a result, accidents involving them can take many forms. Unbelted passengers can be thrown against hard objects from a sudden stop or crash. Unsafe driving maneuvers can injure or kill pedestrians and bicyclists. School children can be injured or killed when a driver fails to watch out for them when they get on or off the bus.
Frequently, bus drivers are under-trained and unqualified, and over-the-road tour bus drivers may suffer from the same issues of fatigue and drowsiness that plague tractor-trailer drivers. All of these factors can pose great danger to individuals riding buses or otherwise coming in contact with them.