On the streets of Baton Rouge, school buses and police cars are commonly present, easily seen and must share the road. While these vehicles serve different functions, it is imperative that they are operated within the law and avoid crashes to maintain safety for everyone. Unfortunately, an auto accident can occur with any kind of vehicle and law enforcement vehicles and school buses are no exception. After an accident with these vehicles, there can be injuries to those serving the community in law enforcement and those on a school bus. All must remember their right to seek compensation in a legal filing for all they have lost.
Two police officers and a person on a school bus were injured when the cruiser and the bus collided in Baton Rouge. The accident occurred at around 5:30 p.m. The police vehicle was a marked cruiser, and the bus had numerous passengers onboard. It is not yet known how or why the crash happened. Those who were hurt were taken to the hospital for treatment. The injuries are not thought to be life-threatening, and those harmed are said to be in stable condition. The crash reconstruction and investigation are ongoing.
School buses are often carrying children, elderly people and those with special needs. Regardless of who is on a school bus, they have the right to expect to be safe as they go from one place to the other. Drivers and passengers in law enforcement vehicles are never expecting to be in a car crash when they are not rushing to a scene or pursuing a fleeing vehicle. The combination of these issues can make an auto accident between the two especially dangerous with medical expenses, lost time on the job, long-term damage and other problems. For those who were injured, it is important to have legal assistance for all the potential issues they might face as compensation might be needed to cover for their costs.
As an investigation into an accident continues, all parties involved in a car accident should take the time to understand their rights. Once investigation is complete, victims may be able to establish cause and liability through a personal injury action, helping them collect compensation for losses and damages suffered.