A bus accident in Winslow Township on November 13 severely injured a woman when the bus driver crossed the centerline and struck her vehicle. According to officials, the accident took place when a school bus driver veered into oncoming traffic on Cooper Folly Road, striking a utility pole. The bus then swerved onto Route 73 and hit a vehicle driven by the female victim.
The woman suffered a broken wrist and injured knee in the collision. The bus driver did not sustain any injuries in the accident, and no one was yet on board the bus at the time of the accident. Police are still investigating the collision.
The accident occurred merely a month after a serious bus accident on the New Jersey Turnpike involving a dump truck and a Megabus. The accident also involved a small car that trapped two women in the vehicle after the collision and suffered severe injuries.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an average of 24 school-age children are killed in school transportation-related crashes every year. Over 450,000 public school buses carry more than 23.5 million children every year to and from school in the U.S. These large vehicles can be extremely dangerous on the road when drivers are negligent or reckless. Children on board as well as other drivers and passengers can be seriously injured in New Jersey bus accidents. Buses are not able to quickly brake to avoid collisions and driver error is a common cause for accidents involving these heavy vehicles.
The Middlesex County trial lawyers at the Spevack Law Firm understand the hardships victims of bus accidents face when they suffer serious injuries. Victims of bus accident injuries may miss work, have extensive medical bills or need rehabilitation time for serious injuries. If you have been a victim of a negligent driver, our injury attorneys can help you get the compensation you deserve. Schedule a consultation with one of our lawyers to start putting the pieces of your life back together after an accident. We want to help get you back on your feet.
Spevack’s Did You Know: Two bus accident fatalities occurred in New Jersey in 2010, according to the New Jersey Department of Transportation.
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