An early Thursday morning commute to school for some students turned out to be quite the wake up call. The school bus transporting the children was rear-ended at a railroad crossing on Thursday, August 20, 2009, at 6:30 a.m.
The school bus accident occurred when a pickup truck towing a trailer slammed into the back of the bus stopped at a railroad crossing. The bus was carrying 35 children to an elementary school, when the truck reportedly wasn’t able to stop in time before rear-ending the school bus. Police officials said there were no life-threatening injuries, and the wreck did not cause substantial damage to the bus. Police reports indicated 13 students were transported by emergency medical services (EMS) crews to the hospital for treatment of injuries, which included sprains, bumps, and bruises.
If you have seriously injured in a bus accident you have 2 years to file a claim under the personal injury statute of limitations. You should talk to a bus accident lawyer, many of which offer free initial consultations.