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Car-Bus Crash Leaves Southwest Missouri Students with Minor Injuries

By John Page on November 14, 2012 - Comments off

An accident between a school bus and a car in southwest Missouri left several students with minor injuries and required hospital attention for the drivers of both vehicles, according to an article in St. Louis Today.

The Missouri school bus collision between the car and the bus caused moderate injuries to both the bus’s driver and the driver of the car, according to Springfield, Missouri police officers. Both were transported to local hospitals for treatment, and both are expected to recover from their injuries.

The fifty students on the bus, third-graders at Marshfield Elementary School in Springfield, included several who were also taken to local emergency rooms for treatment. Several of them suffered minor injuries, which were treated before the students were released to their parents. The school district arranged for another bus to transport the remaining students back to the school, cutting short their planned visit to the Discovery Center.

Bus accidents are less common in Missouri than collisions between two cars, and accidents involving school buses are even less common. However, when a car collides with a school bus, serious injuries can occur both to those on the bus and those in the car. In a serious crash, some of these injuries may even be fatal.

Car accidents don’t always injure those in other cars. Pedestrians, bicyclists, and occupants of vehicles like buses may also suffer injury when a crash occurs. If you’ve been injured in an auto accident of any kind, the Missouri auto accident attorneys at Page Law are on your side. Call us today at (314) 322-8515 for a free, confidential consultation.

 

St. Louis Personal Injuries Lawyer: Child Injured in School Bus Crash

By John Page on March 3, 2011 - Comments off

According to careers.gov, exceptional driving skills and the ability to remain calm under pressure are essential skills for a bus driver.

Evidently, the driver responsible for the crash that injured a junior high school student this week lacked both these essential qualities. You see, the concept of a car “accident” is false. Everyone who drives knows the rules of the road. When a there is a collision, it happens because one driver made a decision to disobey or disregard the rules. In no circumstance is this more unforgivable than when the driver in question is a professional driver, like a school bus driver.

On the day of the accident, the school bus was traveling on Farm Road 239 near Fair Grove, Missouri. The driver has admitted that he was distracted by a student on the bus. Because the driver’s attention was on the student instead of the road, he failed to make a right-angle turn and drove the bus into a ditch. Before the bus came to a complete stop, it struck a cedar tree.

Though the crash sounds fairly severe, there was only minor damage to the bus, and only one child was injured. This child, a 13-year-old from Strafford, was taken to Springfield, MO for hospital treatment for back injuries.

If a Missouri driver’s carelessness has injured you or your child, call an experienced accident attorney at Page Law, LLC today. When you have been injured you deserve individual attention and a personal injury law firm that will share the hassle of dealing with the insurance companies. Call 314-241-2273 today for a free consultation of your case.

 

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