The presence of school buses should always give drivers pause. It should signal to those who are around that precious cargo is present. No one wishes anyone to be injured, but injuries to children are the most heartbreaking. Anything that can be done to prevent a child from being senseless injured by the carelessness of others should be observed and highlighted.
On Wednesday, May 2, 2012, two school buses carrying busloads of children and one car were involved in an accident that sent several to the hospital. Fox Charlotte reported that around 3:00 p.m. at the corner of Carolina and Edgefield Avenues, a Chrysler sedan and the two school buses collided. Between the two buses and the car, there were 58 people involved in the accident. Twelve people were taken to the hospital and treated for minor injuries.
One of the buses was from the YMCA and the other bus was from the Gaston Boys and Girls Club. Both buses had just picked up the students that participated in their afterschool program. The report does not reveal the cause of the accident or whether any charges are pending against any of the drivers.
Accidents like this are often preventable. As long as everyone on the road is paying attention to those around them, there is no reason why school children should be injured in such accidents. It is possible that some legal liability will come out of this accident. If the driver of the car was negligent, then he or she will be responsible for the injuries to the children and the damage to the buses. If either of the bus drivers were negligent, they too would be responsible for the injuries to the children and the damage to the buses, but it is also possible that their employers may be held liable.
Such a complicated negligence action might require the assistance of a skilled personal injury lawyer in Charlotte, North Carolina. If you have been injured by someone and need legal help, please call the Charlotte personal injury attorneys at Arnold & Smith, PLLC. As experienced North Carolina personal injury attorneys they will work hard to make sure that you receive the recovery to which you are entitled. Call today for a free consultation at 704-370-2828.
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