School Bus Driver On Leave After Town of Stockholm Crash That Injured Children
TOWN OF STOCKHOLM, NEW YORK (May 29, 2023) – A bus driver has been on paid administrative leave after a Town of Stockholm school bus accident on Route 11B.
St. Lawrence County officials are saying that the accident took place around 11:18 a.m. on Monday. A school bus drifted off the road and went over a culvert.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help all of the victims. Several children were injured and required hospitalization.
A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Stockholm School Bus Accidents
School buses are typically one of the safest forms of transportation for kids. However, children are particularly at risk in bus accidents when bus drivers lose control. Many bus accidents are due to speeding or unsafe lane changes. According to New York Vehicle & Traffic Law § 1128(a), drivers may not move from a single lane on the roadway until such a movement can be made with reasonable safety. Victims of bus accidents tend to suffer very serious injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
Bus companies are considered common carriers and are held to a high standard in terms of safety. Any person that is injured in a bus accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A bus accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating New York Car Accidents
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Stockholm school bus accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of highly experienced bus accident attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.