A school bus driver and seven students were injured in an Oklahoma City intersection car accident involving a hit-and-run driver. According to The Oklahoman, the school bus accident occurred at Classen Boulevard and NW 89 in Oklahoma City. Officials say a four-door Chrysler Sebring ran the stop sign and struck the bus, forcing it to tip over to its side. The driver and students in the North Highland Elementary bus were hospitalized following the crash. The severity of their injuries is not known. The female driver of the car fled the scene of the crash on foot.
It is illegal under Oklahoma law to leave the scene of an accident when someone has been injured. According to Oklahoma Statute 10-102, any driver who has caused a crash that causes injury or death must stop as soon as possible, return to the scene of the accident, exchange contact information with all other parties involved, and provide reasonable aid to those who have been involved in the crash.
Victims of bus accidents may pursue financial compensation for their losses from the bus company, the at-fault driver, or both. Other parties may also be involved. This process becomes potentially more complicated when the at-fault driver flees the scene of the crash. In such cases, a skilled car accident attorney will be needed to stay abreast of the official investigation and ensure that the victims’ legal rights and best interests are protected.
The experienced Oklahoma City accident lawyers at Maples Law Firm have a long history of protecting the best interests of accident victims and their families. Please contact us at (888) 226-6159 for a no-cost consultation and case evaluation.