Lee County School Bus Crash
According to a recent news article, students traveling to San Carlos Park Elementary School were delayed in their arrival due to a crash involving two school buses. On November 30, 2015, shortly after 8 a.m., a school bus which was operated by A & S Transportation crashed into the rear of a Lee County School Bus. The A & S Transportation bus was without children and the Lee District School bus had 17 students on board. Luckily, none of the students on the bus were injured, however, the driver of the A & S Transportation bus was transported to the hospital. This school bus accident is just one example of the many school bus crashes which occur each year. Fortunately, this accident did not result in any major injuries or fatalities.
During the school year numerous yellow school buses are seen on the roads nationwide. School buses transport children to and from school every weekday morning and afternoon. Each bus flashes red lights as they stop to allow children to enter and exit the bus. While these yellow school buses are on the roads shuttling students around there are many other drivers on the road heading to or from work. The roads are busy with rush hour commuters. Some drivers may allow themselves extra time in the morning to enjoy their commute to work, while others may be running late and may be speeding or weaving through the traffic trying to make it to an early meeting. Regardless of how your day is going, all drivers share the roads with the yellow school buses which carry young children. School bus accidents don’t occur very often, but when they do, people become very concerned because children are involved.
Know the Laws in Your State
Many drivers are unsure of the exact laws or rules when passing a school bus. To make matters more confusing, there are different laws in different states. According to The National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS), “Nearly 100,000 drivers reported that 88, 025 vehicles passed their buses illegally on a single day.” Learn more about the laws in your state.
Over 20 million students ride school buses on a daily basis nationwide. Although school buses are typically one of the safest ways of transporting children to school, accidents do happen. If your child has been injured from a school bus accident it is important to contact an experienced personal injury attorney. The personal injury attorneys at Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice and Purtz P.A. are available for counsel for any auto accidents. We have over 50 years of experience in personal injury cases involving auto accidents. Call today for a free consultation and to protect your rights.