Seven children were taken to hospitals in Burlington Township following a May 14 school bus accident, according to NJ Online. The bus was taking the students to Fountain Woods Elementary School when it collided with another car, according to police. No details were disclosed about the cause of the accident—no citations were issued. The children were treated for minor injuries.
The driver of the other vehicle involved was taken to Lourdes Specialty Hospital with injuries, according to Burlington Police Director Kevin A. Shoppas.
“At the scene, his injuries appeared to be a little more serious than the others,” said Shoppas.
Pedestrians and motorists are vulnerable in truck and bus accidents because of the sheer size difference in the vehicles. Bus drivers and motor coach companies must adhere to strict federal and state guidelines, similar to truck drivers and freight companies. If the school bus company, mechanic or bus driver was found to be negligent in contributing to this accident, the injured children and their families may be entitled to damages. Please contact our firm today at (732) 636-3030 today for a free consultation.
Tip of the week: According to federal statistics, 221 fatal bus accidents occur each year in the United States.
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