As reported by 13News Now, on November 30, 2022, 14 children were injured when a school bus ran off the road in Accomack County, Virginia, striking a power pole. At the time of the crash, there were 25 children onboard, ranging from 5 to 10 years old, headed to Pungoteague Elementary School. Although none of the children were reported to be seriously hurt, an accident involving a school bus is a terrifying thought to any parent.
Bus Accidents and Statistics
According to Virginia’s Highway Safety Office, in 2021, there were 399 bus accidents in Virginia, which made up 0.3% of all traffic accidents. As a result of those 399 bus accidents, two occupants were killed, 179 were injured, and four were seriously injured. While both the fatalities and the majority of the injuries were suffered by adult passengers, children were not immune from injury, with statistics showing that numerous children, five of whom were under the age of eight, were injured.
If you or someone you love has been injured due to the carelessness of a bus driver or someone else, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Our firm is experienced in handling personal injury cases arising from injuries or fatalities due to bus accidents.
Our firm has been representing the people of Hampton Roads in auto accidents and other injury cases since 1955. If you have been hurt in a car accident due to the negligence of someone else, give us a call, and put our experience to work for you.
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Our personal injury attorneys handle injury claims ranging from minor sprains and strains to catastrophic brain injuries and wrongful death claims. Moreover, our firm has been successfully representing people in injury cases in Virginia since 1955. Give us a call and put our experience to work for you.
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