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Could a Bus Driver Endanger My Child?

July 31, 2014
Colson Hicks Eidson

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, from 2003 to 2012, 174 school-age children were killed in school-transportation-related accidents.

Children are the most precious cargo there is, so when we trust anyone with transporting our children, we expect them to do so with the utmost care. Unfortunately, not everyone entrusted with the responsibility of transporting children takes it as seriously as he or she should.

Recently, a Sarasota, Florida school bus was involved in a crash due to the alleged careless driving of the bus driver. According to the Herald-Tribune, the bus had no children aboard at the time of the accident.

Prior to the crash, the bus was reportedly heading north on Interstate 75. The wreck happened around 3:13 p.m. when a Jeep slowed down as it neared an accident scene, where another vehicle had struck a guardrail.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the bus driver, who was traveling behind the Jeep, did not slow down the bus when the Jeep slowed, which resulted in the bus rear-ending the Jeep and the Jeep crashing into the vehicle that had hit the guardrail.

The driver of the Jeep had to be taken to Venice Regional Hospital with minor injuries. The FHP cited the bus driver for careless driving.

Who Can I Call If My Child Is Hurt in a Bus Accident?

Injury lawyer Julie Bramen Kane explains in the video below what you need to do after you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence.

Did You Know: According to the NHTSA, since 2003, 119 school-age pedestrians have been killed in school-transportation-related accidents.

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