Two People Injured In Glenview School Bus Accident
Bus Accident - December 20, 2023
School Bus Involved In Glenview Multi-Vehicle Collision By Buckingham Glen Circle and Greenview Road
GLENVIEW, ILLINOIS (December 20, 2023) – Two people were hospitalized in a Glenview car accident involving a school bus by Buckingham Glen Circle and Greenview Road.
Cook County officials are saying that the incident took place around 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Two vehicles and a school bus were involved in a collision.
No students were on the bus when the accident took place. Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victims.
Two people were taken to the hospital in order to receive treatment. A full investigation into the collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Glenview 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.
- School bus drivers should check their blind spots before making turns in the roadway.
- School bus drivers should abstain from alcohol and other intoxicating substances.
- School bus drivers should continuously scan the road ahead of them for hazards.
All drivers must exercise due care in order to avoid collisions. To that end, drivers must not travel faster than what would be safe given the prevailing conditions of the roadway. During periods of inclement weather, drivers may need to slow down well below the speed limit. If a driver fails to slow down in order to avoid a collision, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. Any person that is injured in a school bus accident may have legal recourse through a civil claim.
Investigating Cook County School Bus Accidents
We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our best wishes to all of the people injure din this Glenview school bus accident. It is our sincere hope that they will be able to make a full recovery. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Glenview school bus accident? You may have legal recourse. Our team of bus accident attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims get the medical and financial support that they need in order to recover. Whether you just have legal questions or are thinking about hiring an attorney we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.