Category – Bus Accident
According to Fox News, a Parsippany, New Jersey school bus accident on Interstate 80 resulted in minor injuries to 39 children and two adults. The collision involved four school buses that were transporting more than 100 passengers from a Pennsylvania sports camp to Six Flags Great Adventure amusement park in Jackson, New Jersey.
A NJ State Trooper stated that it appears that one school bus rear-ended another, initiating a chain reaction which involved the other two vehicles. The bus passengers included nine- and 10-year-old children from Lindenmere Sports Camp, as well as adult chaperones. According to the Trooper, some of the children complained of simple cuts and bruises and/or pain. Two adult passengers were transported to a hospital to be examined.
The cause of this accident is still under investigation, but if it is determined that negligence on the part of the bus driver, the bus company, or even the bus manufacturer is to blame, then the families of those children injured in the accident may be entitled to pursue legal action.
If your child has been injured in a New Jersey bus accident caused by the negligence of another, the experienced New Jersey motor vehicle accident lawyers at Blume Goldfaden can help you understand your legal rights and potential options. To find out whether you may have a meritorious claim, call us for a no-cost consultation at (973) 635-5400.
The investigation continues of the devastating Chesterfield, New Jersey school bus crash that occurred on February 16, 2012 at the intersection of Old York Road and Route 528. According to NJ.com, preliminary action has been taken against the drivers, although criminal charges have not yet been brought, pending the results of toxicology reports.
The accident occurred when a school bus, headed for Chesterfield Elementary School, entered the intersection of Old York Road and Route 528 and was subsequently struck on the driver’s side rear end by a loaded dump truck. The collision caused the school bus to spin into a traffic light utility pole. One child, a triplet, was killed and another 17 were injured in the morning crash. The fatally injured triplet’s sisters were critically injured, as was an 11-year-old boy. Although two remain under medical care, all three are no longer in critical condition.
Both the school bus driver and the dump truck driver have been issued summonses for their part in the fatal accident, with the bus driver receiving a summons for failure to stop and yield. According to a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) spokesman, the bus driver did not come to a complete stop at the intersection, but inched forward for a better view of traffic conditions and then entered the intersection. The dump truck driver was issued two summonses, one for failing to secure the container of the truck, and the other, for failing to cover the load with a tarp. Herman’s Trucking of Wrightstown, the owner of the dump truck, received four summonses for exceeding allowable weight limits and braking problems.
Rules of the road, such as coming to a full stop at an intersection, are meant to ensure the safety of vehicle occupants. If a driver breaches these rules, an accident mayoccur causing injury or death.
If you or a loved one has been injured, or you have lost a loved one, in a New Jersey motor vehicle accident due to the negligent actions of another, you may be entitled to pursue civil action.
The experienced New Jersey motor vehicle accident attorneys at Blume Goldfaden have obtained significant verdicts and settlements for meritorious accident cases and can assist in determining the validity of your potential claim. Call us at (973) 635-5400 for a no-cost consultation.
The driver of a school bus in Hartford, involved in a rear end collision with an SUV, has been cited for tailgating. The Hartford Courant reports that nine children have sustained minor, and, moderate injuries after the school bus accident.
In a rear-end collision, the following vehicle is often found liable for the collision. In this case, the school bus driver was cited for tailgating the SUV. Connecticut (and New Jersey) law states that drivers must maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front of them.
School bus companies may be liable for any injuries caused to children while riding a bus, especially if the accident is the bus driver’s fault. Families put the safety and well-being of their children in the hands of these school bus drivers every day. The bus drivers and the companies and municipalities for which they drive owe those children a high duty of care to operate their vehicles in accordance with the laws of the state. It is fortunate that no one was seriously hurt in the Hartford school bus crash.
If you believe that you were seriously injured in New Jersey as a result of a motor vehicle collision of any kind caused by someone else’s negligent or careless driving, call an experienced NJ personal injury lawyer to find out more information about your legal rights and options.
The knowledgeable New Jersey accident attorneys at Blume Goldfaden have helped numerous auto accident victims obtain fair compensation for their injuries, damages and losses. Call us at 973-635-5400 for a no-cost consultation and comprehensive evaluation of your potential New Jersey auto accident claim.
A New Jersey Transit bus collided with two other vehicles on the New Jersey Turnpike, injuring several people, according to an nj.com report. It appears that none of the injuries sustained in this crash were life-threatening. Based on news reports, it is not yet clear who or what was at fault for causing this bus collision, and, an investigation is ongoing.
If you are injured in any type of traffic accident, it is important to seek medical attention right away. Many individuals leave the scene of a collision feeling fine, only to experience pain days after the accident. Whiplash injuries and sprains which may be indicative of more serious underlying injuries may take time to surface.
Bus companies, both public and private, must abide by strict Federal safety standards in the operation and maintenance of their vehicles. It is the duty of the bus company to transport their passengers safely to their respective destinations. A bus company, or, if public buses are involved, the controlling public entity, can be held liable for an accident, injuries or fatalities caused as a result of negligence on the part of the bus driver or those who maintain the buses.
A motor vehicle accident of any type may adversely affect your health and/or economic stability. If you or a loved one has been injured in a New Jersey bus accident, contact the experienced NJ bus accident lawyers at Blume Goldfaden. We can provide a no-cost consultation and evaluation of your potential claim. Call us at 973-635-5400 to find out how we can help.
A story published by wcbstv.com details a tragic bus accident in which a tractor trailer and Greyhound bus collided on the New Jersey Turnpike. The bus was carrying five passengers, all of whom were injured, but not seriously. The degree of the bus driver’s injuries was still in question at the time the story was published. It is known, however, that she was flown to a hospital after having been trapped inside the bus.
Although it is not yet clear what caused this New Jersey bus accident, we know from other bus accidents that contributing factors often include:
- Driver inattention and/or distraction
- Dangerous road conditions
- Defective automotive parts
- Excessive speed or unsafe lane changing
- Poorly maintained vehicles
Whenever we travel by bus, especially a tour, school, charter bus or commercial carrier, we put our lives in the hands of the bus drivers and bus or transit company. Transit companies have the responsibility to train their drivers to operate buses safely and efficiently. They also have a duty to ensure that the vehicles they put on the road are in good condition and free from defect. Equally, tractor-trailer operators need to have a special license to operate their vehicles (C.D.L – or, commercial driver’s license), ensuring that they are trained on how to operate their trucks safely. Very often, however, these commitments are not met.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a bus or motor vehicle accident, contact the New Jersey personal injury lawyers at Blume Goldfaden for a confidential consultation at no cost to you.
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