A car crashed into a school bus on Tuesday in Oklahoma City. Although details are sketchy at this time, witnesses reported the car traveling at a high rate of speed before colliding with the bus. Araseli Fonseca, a 7th grader, was a passenger on the school bus at the time of the crash. Araseli describes the car accelerating just before the accident. OKC Fire Department Chief Cameron Weems also confirmed her story. Two passengers in the car suffered serious injuries and were transported to local hospitals. Additionally, two students on the bus were sent to local hospitals as a precautionary measure. Their injuries were not serious. Fortunately, it appears that all children will escape this accident unharmed. Officers released no further details relating to the cause of the accident.
School Bus Crash
In this case, reports seem to point to negligence of the car driver in causing the accident. Although it is unclear why the crash occurred, the school bus was hit from behind at the time of the collision. While the school bus driver may not be at fault for this particular crash, school bus drivers do cause accidents. A school bus crash case has special factors for victims to consider. Some questions are whether the bus driver is an employed by the school district and whether the bus driver was acting within the scope of their employment at the time of the crash. Answers to these questions are important before pursuing a negligence action against a school bus driver.
At the McGuire Law Firm, we have experience handling accidents involving school buses. If you or your loved one has suffered injuries from a school bus accident, please call us at 888-352-0624 to discuss your case. We want to help you get the compensation you deserve.