By Farhan Naqvi, Personal Injury Lawyer in Las Vegas
I’ve spent a lot of time on this blog talking about school bus accidents and how inattentive motorists are often to blame for such accidents. But sometimes, it’s the bus drivers themselves that are responsible for these crashes.
This was the case last Friday when two school buses and a car were involved in a collision in Las Vegas. According to a local news station, the accident occurred near Centennial High School and resulted in the Volkswagen being crushed between the two school buses after it was rear-ended. Police reportedly cited one of the bus drivers for failure to take due care, and witnesses say that driver was driving above the 25 mile-per-hour speed limit.
Nobody on the buses was injured, but three 16-year old students in the car had to be taken to University Hospital. One of them suffered a broken back and ankle, while the other two were discharged with minor injuries. Clark County School District officials have reportedly launched an investigation into the matter.
When a school bus accident is reported in the media, it’s common for people to initially feel worried about the safety of the kids on the bus. But in reality, children on buses are often the least likely to be injured in low-speed crashes – simply because they are riding in a multi-ton vehicle. And this accident illustrates that because passenger cars are much smaller than school buses, the occupants of the cars are often at greater risk of sustaining serious injuries in a collision.
If your child has been injured in a school bus accident – either while he or she was on the bus or in another vehicle involved in the collision – you should contact a personal injury attorney who can help you get compensation for their medical bills.
About the Editor: Farhan R. Naqvi is a Las Vegas personal injury lawyer who has experience representing victims injured in car accidents, drunk driver crashes, truck wrecks, slip and falls, taxi cab accidents, and bicycle crashes. He also has experience handling spine injury, product liability, underinsured/uninsured driver, and wrongful death cases. If you’ve been seriously hurt in an accident in Summerlin, North Las Vegas, Clark County, Henderson, Boulder City, Green Valley, or Pahrump, give Farhan a call at 702-553-1000 for a free, no-hassle consultation.