An elderly driver was recently injured in a New Jersey car accident involving a collision between a car and a school bus. According to a news report in The Gloucester County Times, the bus accident occurred at Hurffville-Cross Keys Road and Theresa Way in Washington Township. Officials say the driver of the car was trapped behind the steering wheel and was airlifted to a hospital with chest pains. Of the four or five passengers on the bus, it appears that only one suffered a minor injury. It is not clear how the collision occurred or if either driver will be cited for the crash.
There are many questions that must be asked by investigators following a school bus accident. Did the car’s driver fail to stop for the school bus? Did the bus driver fail to yield the right-of-way when entering traffic, changing lanes, or making a turn? Did passengers on the bus distract the bus driver? Did the driver have proper training and the required licensing to safely operate the bus? Did bus maintenance play a part?
Potentially liable parties for a bus accident include the bus driver, the bus company, the owner of the bus, or another negligent driver. A skilled accident attorney can help determine liability while protecting the rights and best interests of the injured victims. Victims in such cases can seek compensation for all medical expenses, lost wages, and both past and future pain and suffering.
The experienced Princeton bus accident injury lawyers at Lependorf & Silverstein have a long history of handling all auto accident cases. If you or a loved one has been injured in a bus accident due to someone else’s negligence, please call our offices at (609) 240-0040 for a free and comprehensive consultation.