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Wrong-way driver causes fatal accident involving school bus

On Behalf of | Dec 8, 2018 | Truck Accidents |

When a semi-truck is involved in a collision with another vehicle in Georgia, the aftermath is often violent and deadly. Semi-trucks are incredibly large and as such, they are much heavier than a typical road vehicle. Additionally, they take much longer to slow down and the impact with which they collide with another vehicle can be deadly.

In a recent truck accident in central Illinois, a community is mourning the loss of an elderly school volunteer who was aboard a school bus that was struck by the semi-truck who was presumably traveling in the wrong direction. The school bus was carrying a girl’s high school basketball team when it encountered the truck coming toward it. Unable to avoid the collision, the two vehicles collided and injured several students, as well as the bus driver who sustained multiple broken bones. The truck’s driver was also killed in the accident as a result of blunt force trauma.

The accident is currently being investigated and it is unknown why the truck was on the wrong side of the road. The injured students were released from the hospital and the community’s attention has turned to the family of the elderly man who was a beloved member of the school.

If people have been the victims of a truck accident, they may desire to get compensation for the injuries they received. An attorney may be able to help people accomplish this task as they have experience in building persuasive cases on behalf of victims.

Source: Daily News, “Two adults dead after bus carrying Illinois high school girls basketball team crashes with semi-truck,” Kate Feldman, Dec. 6, 2018

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