One Person Injured In Massac County School Bus Accident By North Avenue and Country Club Road
Bus Accident - January 25, 2023
Driver Injured In Massac County School Bus Collision By The Intersection of North Avenue and Country Club Road
MASSAC COUNTY, ILLINOIS (January 25, 2022) – One person was injured in a Massac County school bus accident near the intersection of North Avenue and Country Club Road.
Massac County officials are saying that the collision took place around 7:51 a.m. on Wednesday. A school bus failed to yield the right-of-way to a vehicle going south when both collided.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. The driver of the car was taken to the hospital.
About 12 people were on the school bus, but none required hospitalization.
Liability For Massac County School Bus Accidents
School buses tend to be very safe for their passengers. But they can be particularly dangerous for those in smaller vehicles. According to the National Safety Council, “Of the people injured in school bus-related crashes from 2011 to 2020, about 33% were school bus passengers, 8% were school bus drivers, and 54% were occupants of other vehicles. The remainder were pedestrians, pedalcyclists, and other or unknown.” There are many factors that could contribute to a school bus crash.
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Poor road conditions
School buses are considered “common carriers” under the Common Carrier Liability Act (740 ILCS 25/). Their drivers must operate with a high degree of vigilance and do everything in their power to avoid collisions. If a school bus driver collides with another vehicle after failing to yield the right-of-way, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. Any person that is injured due to the negligent actions of a bus driver may have legal recourse through a civil claim. It is extremely important that all evidence is properly preserved after any crash.
Investigating An Illinois School Bus Accident
We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our best wishes to the person injured in this Massac County school bus accident. It is our hope that they are able to fully recover from their injuries. There needs to be some accountability for what happened. Someone could have easily died.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Massac County school bus accident? Our team of bus accident attorneys are here for you. 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 help after a collision we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.