No motor vehicle accident is a pleasurable experience. Most cause at least mild to intense concern for anybody involved as well as their loved ones. This is especially true when it comes to children, and numerous parents were given quite a scare today when a school bus crashed on Erly Road in Perry County.
The bus, which was carrying 38 students swerved to avoid striking a pickup truck. According to state police, the bus was taking the students to West Perry’s middle school and high school around 7:20 a.m. when it slammed into an embankment twice. The bus came to a rest in the center of Erly Road and subsequently blocked both lanes. Neither the driver of the bus nor the driver of the pickup truck suffered any injuries, however, 11 students were taken to local hospitals to be treated for minor injuries. The driver of the pickup was cited for operating a vehicle without a certificate of inspection, as well as driving on roadways laned for traffic.
Every bus or large trucking accident is frightening. The immense size and power of such vehicles tend to wreak havoc and cause tremendous damage in a crash. Large truck and bus accidents often lead to catastrophic injuries or wrongful deaths by negligence. Because of the intense nature of these accidents, drivers are held to a higher standard than other motorists. In any event, the driver of the pickup truck was negligent in this particular crash, and an experienced attorney will always fight to hold the responsible party accountable.
At Edelstein, Martin & Nelson, we take the gravity of every crash very seriously. We are well-acquainted with the life-changing damages and pain caused by negligent drivers. If you, your child, or other loved ones have been injured in an accident, call 888-208-1810 to schedule a free consultation today.