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.
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