Hearing news about a school bus accident can send shivers down the spine of any parent in Georgia. But, when such an accident occurs close to home, it can result in an even more nerve-racking emotional response.
According to a recent report, a school bus accident occurred in nearby Cartersville on January 7. The reports indicate that the car accident occurred during the morning hours when students were being picked up to be delivered to school. Apparently the school bus was stopped to pick up a student when another vehicle slammed into the back of the bus. At the time of the accident there were approximately 25 students onboard the school bus. One child, a 13-year-old boy, was injured in the collision, although the initial reports did not indicate the severity of his injuries.
From these initial reports, it is possible that the driver of the vehicle that slammed into the bus was at fault, although local law enforcement officials were undoubtedly conducting an accident investigation. When accidents such as this occur, it is important to have a full understanding of how the law applies to the facts of the case.
Drivers that are not looking at or paying attention to the road can cause serious accidents. Whether the driver is distracted by a cellphone, talking to a passenger rather than paying attention to the road or is too drowsy to drive, it is possible that their negligence could cause an accident that leads to injuries. When it comes to this recent school bus accident, one thing that is undeniable is that this accident could have been much worse, resulting in even more injured students.
Source: Cartersville Patch, “Student Injured in Cartersville School Bus Accident,” Kristal Dixon, Jan. 7, 2016