Four Children Injured In DuPage County School Bus Accident On Interstate 55
Bus Accident - May 27, 2023
Four Children Hospitalized After Collision Between Two School Buses on Interstate 55 In DuPage County
DUPAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS (May 27, 2023) – Four children were hospitalized after two school buses collided on Interstate 55 not far from Route 83.
DuPage County officials are saying that the accident took place on Tuesday. Two yellow school buses collided under uncertain conditions.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help all of the victims. A total of four children were taken to local area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.
Two trucks were called to the scene in order to remove the school buses. A full investigation into the collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For DuPage County School Bus Accidents
Buses are typically very safe for their passengers. Most of the people who are injured are in passenger vehicles. According to The Journalist’s Resource, “on average, about 63,000 buses [of all kinds] are involved in an accident each year; about 14,000 result in an injured person, and 325 result in a fatal injury.” There are a number of measures that bus companies can take to prevent collisions.
- Buses should be regularly inspected and well-maintained.
- Bus drivers should be well trained.
- Bus drivers should be well rested before beginning their shift.
Buses are considered common carriers and their drivers are held to a high standard in terms of safety. All bus drivers must exercise due care and reduce their speed to avoid hitting vehicles ahead of them. There is a rebuttable presumption of negligence on the part of any driver that rear-ends another vehicle in their own lane. Victims of school bus accidents tend to suffer very serious injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
Any person that is injured in a school bus accident may be able to seek some measure of justice through a civil claim. A civil claim can help cover many of the expenses that come with a serious injury. Sadly, though, school districts will often fight hard to deny liability for any collision. This is why it is so important that all evidence is properly preserved after any collision.
Investigating An Illinois School Bus Accident
We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our best wishes to all of the children injured in this DuPage County school bus collision. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. It is our sincere hope that all of those affected will be able to make a full recovery.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a school bus accident? Our team of experienced bus accident attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of support after a collision we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.