School Bus Accident In Clinton Township Injured Multiple People By Haytown Road Near Evergreen Court
CLINTON TOWNSHIP, NEW JERSEY (March 4, 2022) – Multiple children injured in school bus accident near Haytown Road and Evergreen Court.
New Jersey state police are saying that the accident took place on Wednesday. A school bus veered off the road and hit a boulder and a building before flipping onto its side.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help all of the victims. Several people were injured and the bus driver was taken to the hospital.
The school bus was being driven to Round Valley Elementary School at the time of the collision. A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Clinton Township School Bus Accidents
School buses are among the safest forms of transportation. According to Injury Facts, “From 2010 to 2019, about 69% of the deaths in school bus-related crashes were occupants of vehicles other than the school bus, and 17% were pedestrians. About 6% were school bus passengers, 5% were school bus drivers, and 3% were pedalcyclists.” Still, school buses are top heavy and more prone to tipping over. There are a number of steps that can be taken to help prevent school bus accidents.
- School bus drivers should receive adequate training.
- School buses should be properly maintained.
- School bus drivers should slow down during periods of inclement weather.
When drivers lead the roadway this is often due in part to speeding. Pursuant to New York Vehicle Code § 1180, no person shall drive a vehicle at a speed than would be safe or reasonable given the prevailing conditions of the roadway. If a school bus driver was negligent and seriously injured someone in an accident, the company that they were working for could be held at fault. There are a number of steps that should be taken after any school bus accident.
- Medical records should be preserved.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- Maintenance records should be examined.
Any person that is injured in a New Jersey bus accident may have legal recourse through a no-fault claim. They may be able to seek additional damages through a negligence claim if they were permanently or seriously injured. New Jersey has very complex laws with respect to motor vehicle accidents. A New Jersey school bus accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Clinton Township School Bus Accident
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to all of the people injured in this accident. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be a thorough investigation for the sake of all of the victims.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Clinton Township school bus accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need help after an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.