Although October 21-25 marks National School Bus Safety Week, the school day started off pretty badly for some middle-school children. The kids were on the way to school when the school bus was rear-ended by an SUV in San Bernardino.
According to the California Highway Patrol, ten students on their way to school the other morning suffered minor injuries when their school bus stopped at a red light and an SUV crashed into the back of the bus.
The students, who complained of pain, were taken to local hospitals by paramedics. The bus and the SUV sustained minor damage.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, school buses are at least 13 times safer than passenger cars and nearly 10 times safer than walking or biking to school.
Did you know that on average, 16 million children ride to school on a bus every day?
There are a several things you and your children can do to ensure everyone gets to school on time and in one piece:
- Never walk behind the bus
- Stand 6 feet away from the curb whenever a school bus is approaching
- Wait until the bus door opens and the driver acknowledges he or she sees you before entering
- As a driver, never try to pass a bus when it's stopped
I wish the injured children a speedy and complete recovery.
Every year, millions of children rely upon taking the bus to get to school. School bus companies and drivers are responsible for ensuring the safety and well-being of these children every day. When the companies or drivers do not place the children's safety first, and act in a negligent manner, they endanger the lives of the children and place them at risk for being injured.
If your child has been injured in a school bus accident, do not hesitate to contact the skilled personal injury attorneys at the law offices of Peach & Weathers. We are dedicated to helping victims of school bus accidents recover financial compensation for their injuries.
Call us we are the top rated personal injury & accident lawyers in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.