Students and bus driver injured in Connecticut car crash
Posted On behalf of Michael D'Amico of D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC on May 31, 2014 in Car Accidents
A bus transporting students to their destination was involved in an accident. The car crash caused injuries to everyone the bus was carrying, including the bus driver. Connecticut authorities have not mentioned if charges are expected to be filed in this case.
The bus accident happened on a recent Wednesday afternoon while en route to the school. According to reports, the crash took place when the bus driver, for unknown reasons, slammed into a tree. The impact caused a significant amount of damage to the front of the vehicle and caused the students to be thrown throughout the bus. In addition, the bus driver became trapped in the driver’s seat.
Medics arrived at the scene, rescued the students from the wreckage and took all of the injured to area hospitals. The exact details of their conditions have not been released, but some were reported to have suffered broken bones and some were placed on life support. The bus was the only vehicle involved in the crash.
A car crash can be a traumatic experience for those involved, especially those who have suffered serious injuries. The injured students are likely experiencing a great deal of pain and suffering, which may require extensive hospitalization and rehab. Although a citation has not been issued, the bus driver may be held responsible for the crash. The injured students and their families may wish to pursue personal injury claims against the bus driver to recoup damages. The civil court system in Connecticut may award financial relief if evidence demonstrates that the bus driver operated in a negligent manner that caused the injuries. A personal injury attorney may be able to provide guidance and assistance should those involved wish to file a damages claim.
Source: greenwichtime.com, "Fourteen injured in Greenwich bus crash", Justin Pottle, May 29, 2014