While we all hope our children will not be involved in a bus-car or bus-truck collision, this is a distinct possibility. As a Baltimore trucking accident lawyer, I and my associates understand how difficult it is to care for an injured child while holding down a job and running a household. Anytime a person, young or old, is hurt in a car crash or truck wreck, the victim’s family can many times find themselves under a financial strain usually caused by mounting medical and healthcare bills.
One thing that Maryland’s parents should expect is that their kids will be safe while riding local school buses on a daily basis. Unfortunately, the fact of the matter is that passenger cars, delivery trucks and commercial big rigs share the same roads with our kids’ school buses and church shuttle vehicles. Sadly, the law of averages means that there will be an occasional traffic accident involving a school bus from time to time.
Not long ago, a school bus accident in Havre de Grace sent one person to the hospital, with a handful of others sustaining minor injuries. According to the news reports, school bus 611 was on its way to the Meadowvale Elementary School on a Friday morning when it was involved in a collision with two other passenger cars along Route 155 near Canvasback Drive.
The accident occurred just after 8am, and while information was sketchy it appears that the bus somehow lost control, left the roadway and then tipped over on its side in a grassy area off the highway. In the process, according to police reports, a sport utility vehicle and another passenger car were also damaged in the incident.
Based on reports, the bus driver and six students received minor injuries and were transported to local hospitals where they were treated and released by 10am that day. The driver of the SUV, having apparently serious injuries, was taken by ambulance to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. The other passenger car driver received only minor injuries.
Accident in Havre de Grace sends one person to shock trauma, ExploreHarford.com, September 24, 2010