In Auburn, Massachusetts, a transit bus crashed into a home injuring seven people. The accident occurred around 5 PM and left the driver trapped for more than an hour. The driver of the bus was severely injured and transported to the hospital.
The bus smashed into the house removing it from its foundation. Within the house were three children and one adult who were moderately injured in the accident. Located on the bus were two passengers who also suffered moderate injuries.
At the time of the accident, the bus struck the kitchen while two of the boys were located in the living room. The cause of the accident is still unknown. The cause may have been attributed to a vehicle malfunction with the brakes or a medical issue with the driver.
While the owner of the home is relieved that his family is safe and not severely injured, he is saddened by the damage done to his home. The home was built by his father and is where he grew up with his parents and brothers. The home may have to be torn down.
Bus Accidents and Injuries
The described accident told above is truly a sad one. However, these types of stories occur almost every day. Bus accidents are a common type of accident injuring numerous passengers or innocent nearby pedestrians. Typically, many bus accidents are caused by driver error when the driver makes a poor judgment call or lacks proper training to adequately operate the vehicle in a safe manner. Other times, bus accidents are caused by vehicle malfunction when the brakes fail to work or a tire will blow out. Common injuries from bus accidents include:
- Scrapes and bruises
- Fractures and broken bones
Personal Injury Attorneys
If you or someone you know was recently harmed in a bus accident, you should speak to a personal injury attorney immediately. A personal injury attorney at the Rawa Law Group will work to protect your rights and earn you a substantial settlement for your pain and suffering. Contact us today regarding your injuries.