School buses are considered one of the safest forms of transportation. We entrust school districts and their drivers to take the utmost caution when transporting our children to and from school. However, it’s important to remember that there will always be the smallest risk of danger on the road that can result in a car accident. This was the case in Austin where alleged reckless driving resulted in multiple collisions, with one vehicle being a school bus.
The crash happened on the northbound service road of Interstate 35 and south of the U.S. 290 interchange near the Capital Plaza Shopping Center in Austin on the afternoon of December 7th. The driver of a Chevy Cruze allegedly veered into the bus’s lane and struck the passenger side tire. The collision resulted in multiple involved cars, with six people being taken to the hospital. According to police, the driver allegedly responsible for the accident was said to have been driving unsafely.
A total of four vehicles were involved: the bus, the Cruze, a panel van and another van. Of the 31 students riding the bus, 16 were treated by paramedics for minor injuries. None were taken to the hospital. However, the six injured people from the other vehicles were taken to a nearby hospital and one of them, a child, remains in critical condition.
Victims of Negligent Accidents Deserve Justice
Many parents who send their children to and from school via a bus live in constant fear for their safety. A parent’s worst nightmare is hearing the news that their child’s bus has been involved in an accident. The unfortunate truth is that every year, negligent drivers on the road put people at risk. If you feel that you have a case against an unsafe driver who’s put your child in danger, contact our attorney today.