Several children suffered non-life-threatening injuries in an Oklahoma City school bus crash. According to a report in The Oklahoman, the incident occurred at the intersection of Morgan and Hefner roads. The bus was traveling north on Morgan Road when the driver of a pickup traveling south tried to make a left turn. The pickup and the bus collided. Several children on the bus were treated for scrapes and released to their parents. Two teen girls in the pickup were hospitalized, but reported in “good” condition. The investigation is ongoing.
School bus accidents have the potential to result in major injuries and even fatalities. A number of school bus crashes do occur at street intersections. When such collisions occur, it is important to ask a number of important questions. Did one of the drivers fail to yield the right-of-way? Did someone attempt an illegal or unsafe turn? Did alcohol, drugs, or inattention play a part? Answers to these and many other questions can help determine precisely how or why the collision occurred.
Any time negligence or wrongdoing plays a part in a traffic collision, injured victims can seek compensation from the at-fault parties for damages such as medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, permanent injuries, and pain and suffering. When someone is killed, families of deceased victims can file a wrongful death claim seeking compensation as well.
The experienced Oklahoma bus accident lawyers at the Maples Law Firm know and understand the complex legal issues involved in such cases. We will fight for your rights and help you secure the compensation you need and rightfully deserve. Please contact us at (888) 226-6159 to obtain more information about protecting your legal rights.