Tabor Law Firm, LLP is considered one of the most trustworthy personal injury law firms in Indiana, partly because we do our best to stay informed of recent events and noteworthy news stories across the state. In this blog entry, we are taking a look at two recent bus accidents that have left several people injured and one dead.
Fatal White County Bus Accident
Early in October, a passenger bus collided head-on with a semi-truck near Idaville. According to initial reports, one passenger of the bus died at the scene of the wreck and the bus driver was critically injured and needed to be airlifted to a nearby hospital. The condition of the bus driver is not known at this time, and there were no reports of the truck driver being seriously injured.
Several agencies are still investigating the fatal bus accident to determine its cause. Given that the vehicles collided head-on while traveling in separate directions, it can be assumed that one of them must have strayed from their lane into the path of the other, perhaps at the last moment before impact. The investigations will be aimed at determining which driver made that error. Although, both could be partially liable for the accident depending on what various evidence indicates, such as eyewitness testimonies and crash reconstructions.
(To learn more about this recent bus accident, you can click here to read a full article from the Journal & Courier. Subscription or log-in might be required.)
School Bus Accident Injures At Least Two
In mid-October, a school bus was involved in a crash near Bloomington, Indiana. At least two people were injured in the bus accident, including the bus driver and the driver of the other vehicle. No children were on the school bus, although the crash did occur during morning hours when kids would typically be going to school.
Based on early eyewitness reports, the school bus driver did not stop at the intersection despite there being traffic signs requiring it. The bus reportedly pulled in front of the other vehicle as it moved through the intersection, resulting in a collision. The driver of the smaller Jeep was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, including a head injury. Reports state the bus driver suffered minor to moderate back injuries but did not want to go to the hospital for treatment.
An investigation was conducted by the Indiana State Police, but it is not clear at this time if the investigation has closed. Initial statements did not specify if the Jeep driver had the right-of-way while entering the intersection, only that the bus seemed not to slow at it. Liability for the collision could potentially go either way or be split between the drivers.
(To learn more about this recent school bus accident in Bloomington, you can click here to view a full article from WBIW. Subscription or log-in might be required.)
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