Texas parents whose children ride on a school bus have the right to reasonably assume that the operators of those vehicles will conduct themselves according to the highest levels of professionalism and safety standards. When a crash occurs that involves a school bus, members of a community and parents are understandably concerned and upset. In a recent incident, several were injured after a bus and sports utility vehicle collided.
Authorities were called to the scene of the accident on a recent Friday morning. Officials say that, at approximately 7:40 a.m., a school bus was headed north when it crashed into the side of the SUV at an intersection. At the time, there were an estimated 30 students on board the school bus.
The woman behind the wheel of the SUV suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to a hospital for emergency care. Three students on the bus also suffered injuries. The bus driver was not injured in the accident. There has been some speculation that, perhaps, the SUV operator failed to yield a right-of-way to the school bus.
Any Texas parent whose child is injured in a school bus accident is able to pursue legal action in court against any and all parties deemed responsible in the incident. A first logical step to take in the process would be to contact a personal injury lawyer in the area for consultation. The attorney would be able to launch an investigation into the accident and identify all potential sources of liability in order to prepare a legal claim on behalf of an injured child.
Source: The Dallas Morning News, “Crash involving Forney ISD bus seriously injures SUV driver, sends 3 kids to hospital”, Naheed Rajwani, Oct. 2, 2015