Multiple Students Injured After Brakes On School Bus Failed Before It Crashed Into Home
EDISON, NEW JERSEY (October 19, 2023) – At least two students were injured in an Edison school bus crash at a home on Rahway Road, according to the NYSP.
Edison police officials are saying that the accident took place on Wednesday. A school bus lost its brakes before it barreled through a fence and into a home.
The school bus was filled with students from John Adams Middle School. Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene in order to help all of the victims.
Two students were injured in the crash. A full investigation into the collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Edison School Bus Accidents
School buses are typically very safe, but many accidents still happen. 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.” There are a number of factors that could contribute to a school bus accident:
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Vehicle system failures
Depending on the facts of any case, the company that owned or operated a school bus could be liable for a bus accident. Bus companies have a legal obligation to maintain their fleet in a reasonably safe condition. Failing to perform needed maintenance can easily result in a brake failure. Victims of school bus accidents tend to suffer very serious injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
It is important that evidence is properly preserved after any bus accident. At the end of the day, evidence is what will be used to determine liability. Any person that is injured in a school bus accident may be able to seek some measure of justice through a bodily injury claim. A bus accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating New Jersey Bus Accidents
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to all of the students injured in this Edison school bus crash. It is our sincere hope that they will be able to make a full recovery. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what went wrong.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in an Edison school bus accident? Our team of bus accident attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims get the support and justice that they are entitled to. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.