One Killed, Two Injured in School Bus Accident in Chester Township

A head-on collision in Morris County resulted in one fatality and two injuries. According to a news report in The Star-Ledger, the fatal accident occurred on Route 206 in Chester Township. A 76-year-old woman was killed after her minivan crashed head-on into a school bus. The car’s driver was killed, but the 56-year-old female driver of the school bus and her 65-year-old male passenger suffered only non-life-threatening injuries. The authorities are not sure what caused the victim’s minivan to veer into oncoming traffic and cause this fatal New Jersey bus accident.

Many head-on collisions involve one vehicle veering into opposing lanes of traffic., According to New Jersey Statute 39:4-82.1, “Whenever any highway has been divided into two roadways by leaving an intervening space or by a physical barrier or clearly indicated dividing section so constructed so as to impede vehicular traffic, every vehicle shall be driven only upon the right-hand roadway and no vehicle shall be driven over, across or within any such dividing space, barrier or section.”

If an investigation determines that the driver was solely responsible for veering into oncoming traffic, the at-fault driver’s insurance can be held liable for the injuries suffered by the victims. Damages that may be covered in such cases include medical expenses, past and future suffering, lost wages, and more.

The experienced bus accident attorneys in Princeton at Lependorf & Silverstein work with investigators to determine liability for all types of accidents, including bus accidents. We help victims get the compensation they need while holding the negligent party accountable. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident in New Jersey, please call our law offices today at 609-240-0040 to schedule your free consultation.