Charlotte, North Carolina Bus Accident Involving Pickup Truck Injures Six Students and Two Adults

April 29, 2010, by Michael A. DeMayo

Six elementary school students and two adults were transported to local hospitals on Monday when they were involved in a North Charlotte school bus crash. A pickup truck reportedly struck CMS Bus 1118, which was stopped at a red light at around 8:45am at Gibbon and Nevin Road before hitting a car. The school bus driver and the pickup truck driver are the two adults who were injured. The car’s driver did not appear hurt.

North Carolina School Bus Accidents

If your son or daughter was injured in a North Carolina school bus accident, it is a good idea to consult with a Charlotte injury lawyer right away. In some cases, the negligent motorist will be the bus driver. In other bus crash cases, the negligent party may be another motorist.

Because most school buses are not equipped with safety belts, students are at risk of serious injury during a bus collision. Passengers can suffer serious neck injuries, back injuries, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and head injuries when thrown forward during a rear-end crash or from striking their heads on the roof of the school bus during a rollover crash.

In addition to watching out for careless motorist, bus drivers must drive carefully refrain from speeding, distracted driving, talking on the cell phone, driving under the influence, texting, and disregarding North Carolina traffic laws. They must also watch out for school kids walking to and from school and other pedestrians.

Charlotte NC bus accident: Pickup truck smashed into school bus, 8 injured, Justice News Flash, April 28, 2010

School bus collision injures six students, Charlotte Observer, April 26, 2010

Related Web Resources:
Transportation, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

The National Coalition for School Bus Safety


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