WDTV News reports that a Randolph County school bus was involved in an accident yesterday on Route 92. According to news reports, the bus – that was carrying 21 passengers – was rear ended by a commercial truck when it had stopped to allow some of the children to disembark the bus. The collision injured two students, who were taken to the hospital for treatment of their non-life threatening injuries. State Police officers are currently investigating the incident in order to determine the cause of the wreck.
Most traffic accidents only involve a few persons, but when public transportation is involved, cases can become much more complicated simply because there are often far more victims involved. In the case described above, only two children required immediate medical treatment, but given the large number of children onboard the bus, the outcome could have been far worse. While the driver of the truck that rear-ended the bus may have been at fault, there are many other factors that could have contributed to causing the accident. Negligent truck maintenance, malfunctioning brakes, or even broken bus brake lights could have played a part in causing the collision. Determining the actual cause or causes of the accident is a difficult and complicated process, and is best approached by someone with experience and applicable legal knowledge.
If you or a loved one has been involved in such an accident, it is always a good idea to consult an attorney for advice as soon as possible. A West Virginia personal injury attorney can perform a proper investigation and evaluate the resulting evidence to create a plan for your case. By retaining legal representation, you are protecting your rights and helping to ensure that you are able to obtain the medical treatment you or your child needs.