Kansas City Townsend Law Firm

No kids on school bus involved in crash

On Behalf of | Feb 21, 2018 | Bus Accident

An accident between a school bus and a smaller car brought the police to the scene and left people with questions. There are almost no details available about the accident, but what we can see from a photo in the source article is that the smaller vehicle suffered front end damage. There were no children on the bus at the time of the accident, and there were no details about any injuries suffered by the drivers of the vehicles.

The reason we are talking about this story isn’t because of the details (or lack thereof) in it. The reason we are talking about it is that accidents that involve school buses are an important topic.

School buses carry previous cargo, everyone knows that. But they are also large, powerful vehicles that can cause devastating injuries to people who are struck by them. Everyone needs to proceed with caution when they are near school buses not just because of the children that could be on board, but because the complications of such an accident can be immense.

People in school bus accidents can suffer upper body injuries such as broken bones and whiplash. They can suffer permanent injuries, such as paralysis or amputated limbs. They can suffer debilitating and life-changing harm, such as due to a traumatic brain injury or a serious neck injury.

All of these injuries could come into play if the accident happened under negligent circumstances and the injured parties pursue legal action.

Source: FOX4KC.com, “School bus and car crash in south Kansas City,” Feb. 9, 2018