Multiple People Injured In Bolingbrook School Bus Accident By Lily Cache Lane and Creekside Drive
Bus Accident - December 1, 2022
Several Students Injured In Bolingbrook School Bus Accident Near The Intersection of Lily Cache Lane and Creekside Drive
BOLINGBROOK, ILLINOIS (December 1, 2022) – Several students were injured in a Bolingbrook school bus accident not far from the intersection of Lily Cache Lane and Creekside Drive.
DuPage County officials are saying that the collision took place around 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday. Westbound traffic was backed up in the roadway when one school bus rear-ended another school bus.
The buses were carrying students from Bolingbrook High School. Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help all of the victims.
Several students were taken to the hospital in order to receive treatment. A full investigation into the collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Bolingbrook School Bus Accidents
School buses are considered “common carriers” and are held to strict safety standards set forth in the Common Carrier Liability Act (740 ILCS 25/). Bus drivers must operate their vehicles with the highest vigilance and utmost care in order to protect their passengers and those on the roadway. There are a number of steps that bus drivers should take in order to prevent collisions.
- Bus drivers should be well rested before the start of their shift.
- Bus drivers should check their blind spots before turns.
- Bus drivers should continuously scan the road ahead of them.
All drivers have a legal obligation to maintain a safe distance with the traffic ahead of them. There is a rebuttable presumption of negligence on the part of any driver that rear-ends another vehicle in the roadway. If a bus driver is negligent, the company or city that they work for could be held at fault. It is important that all evidence is properly preserved after any crash.
Investigating A DuPage County School Bus Accident
We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our best wishes to all of the Bolingbrook High School students injured in this collision. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be some accountability for what happened.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Bolingbrook school bus accident? Our team of consumer safety advocates are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims get the medical and financial support that they need in order to recover. You can reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.