Every day we entrust the safety of our children to school buses as we send them off to school. Unfortunately, school bus accidents do happen, often resulting in serious injuries.
This week, there were two school bus accidents in Palm Beach and Broward Counties. Fortunately, only minor injuries resulted.
Wellington School Bus Collision
Five people, including one student, were injured and taken to the hospital after a collision involving a Palm Beach County School District bus and another vehicle.
The accident happened around 7:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 20, on Forest Hill Boulevard near Wellingtons Edge Boulevard.
One student aboard the school bus was injured, along with a child and three adults who were in the other vehicle. According to a fire rescue spokesperson, the vehicle rolled onto its roof during the crash.
All victims were taken to the hospital. The student was treated and returned to school shortly after the incident.
There have been a number of accidents involving Palm Beach County School District buses this school year. On Dec. 4, a man driving a pickup truck ran a red light and crashed into a bus in The Acreage.
And before that, seven students were injured in a Sept. 22 accident in Riviera Beach.
Pickup Truck Crashes into Broward School Bus
Around 6:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21, one student was injured after a pickup truck slammed into the back of a school bus.
Approximately 24 students were traveling in the bus to Plantation High School when the white Chevrolet Silverado crashed into it. The accident happened along Nob Hill Road and North 12th Street.
One student was injured and treated at the scene. The 16-year-old girl was sitting at the back of the bus, where the truck became wedged. She suffered minor cuts from shattered glass.
South Florida School Bus Accident Lawyers
Our South Florida school bus accident lawyers have seen the tragedy that can result from a school bus crash. That is why we are dedicated to fighting for justice for students injured in these types of accidents.
If your child is the victim of a school bus crash, do not hesitate to contact Gordon & Doner for a free consultation to discuss their legal rights.