11 Students Injured after Bus Accident

In Newton, Massachusetts, a bus accident took place injuring 34 middle school students and the driver. The accident occurred around 7:30 PM on April 30, 2013. Everyone injured was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

The accident happened when the bus crashed into another vehicle stopped at a traffic light. As a result, the vehicle crashed into a third car that was stopped. The bus was carrying students in the Metco program from Boston to Lexington. Several students reported suffering from neck or back pain. Other students were treated for:
  • ·         Bumps
  • ·         Abrasions
  • ·         Bruises

Thankfully, none of the passengers or drivers suffered life-threatening injuries.

Prevalence of Bus Accidents

Even though bus companies take major precautions in preventing bus crashes, they still occur and often result in injuries and fatalities. Bus accidents take place almost every day injuring innocent passengers and nearby motorists. According to National bus crash statistics, almost 13,000 buses were involved in traffic accidents in 2013. The FARs reported that 226 people died from bus accidents around the nation in 2010. Common causes of bus crashes include:
  • ·         Bus lanes being blocked by pedestrians
  • ·         Bus drivers speeding in unsafe conditions due to bad weather
  • ·         Sudden brake failure or other vehicle malfunctions of the bus
  • ·         Drivers abruptly changing lanes without warning  and cutting off the bus
  • ·         Blocked bus lanes due to other vehicles

Personal Injury Lawsuit

If you or someone you know was recently injured in a bus accident, you should speak to a personal injury attorney. Legally, a bus driver or bus company can be held liable for injuries resulting from a bus accident. Do not fail to seek legal retribution for your injuries. Often times, victims of auto accidents are left to deal with the financial burden from the crash. Don’t let that happen to you.

 If your accident injuries resulted in medical expenses or lost wages from work you should file a personal injury claim immediately. With the legal assistance of a personal injury attorney you may be able to win a substantial settlement for your pain and suffering. Contact us today.