A South River school bus carrying 36 children was struck from behind on May 27 by a Toyota Camry. Seven children were injured in the rear-end collision. The driver of the Camry was issued a summons for careless driving.
The bus was traveling northbound on Cedar Swamp Road and was stopped at a red light at the intersection of East Commodore Boulevard when it was struck from behind. The 36 students, ages 12 and 13, were returning to South River from a class trip to Bunker Hill Bogs in Jackson. Seven children were taken to CentraState Medical Center in Freehold for treatment following the New Jersey bus crash.
The call that any parent receives about their son or daughter being involved in an accident is always heart stopping. It is imperative that the parent consult with an experienced New Jersey bus accident attorney as soon as possible. Because the children are under the age of 18, it is up to the parent(s) to contact an attorney, and they must act as the Guardian ad Litem (G.A.L.) and sign all of the necessary paperwork with the attorney and the court.
With children, it is often difficult to know at first how injured they are. Sometimes they do not fully express themselves or they may have injuries that become more evident through the years with their growth. That is why it is always imperative to contact an experienced New Jersey bus accident attorney as soon as possible.
If your son or daughter has been involved in an accident, call the NJ personal injury attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein as soon as possible for your free consultation.