When coming across a school bus in Baton Rouge and across Louisiana, there is an expectation that the vehicle will be driven with caution and the driver will operate it safely. However, accidents can happen with any vehicle and they are often attributed to mistakes on the part of a driver. If the mistake happened with the bus driver, the size of the vehicle and the circumstances of the crash can cause serious injuries and death. Those who have been injured in a bus crash should be cognizant of the issues they will face and take the necessary steps to file a claim to receive compensation.
According to a recent report, an accident between a school bus and a car sent the car’s driver to the hospital. The accident occurred in the morning at approximately 8:15. The investigation says that the bus did not yield at a stop sign as it should have. It went into the path of the vehicle and there was a crash. The vehicle subsequently flipped over onto its roof. Children were on the bus, but none were hurt. The driver of the vehicle was taken to the hospital with unspecified injuries. The bus driver is expected to receive a citation for failing to yield. The investigation is ongoing.
Since there are so many school buses and other types of buses on the road, drivers will grow accustomed to them and think that just because they are carrying children or are city-owned, they will be driven competently and safely. This is not always accurate. When there is a crash with a bus, those in smaller vehicles can be seriously hurt and even killed. When the vehicle flips over, there is a chance that there will be spinal cord injuries, head injuries, broken bones and life-changing consequences. If there is a fatality, the family of the person who died will want answers as to how and why it happened. Victims and their families will want to know their legal options after commercial vehicle accidents.