Here’s a heartbreaking story: early this morning in Springtown a fourth grader tripped and fell running for a school bus and was tragically run over. The poor boy, 10 year old Haven Norton, was a student at Springtown Elementary School. It is not clear why the bus driver did not see the boy. My prayers go out to the family.
How could this happen? School buses are obviously among the safest vehicles on the road because of their size and visibility. But according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 1,236 fatal school transportation related crashes between the years 2001 and 2010 in which 1,368 people were killed. That’s ridiculous.
An accident like this fortunately doesn’t happen very often, but if it does, you need an experienced team on your side. We can immediately analyze fault, governmental liability caps and damages and explain what your rights are.
We have years of experience handling personal injury claims, including school bus accidents. If you or a loved one has been injured in a collision, please contact us.