I-44 School Bus Accident Injures 13 Students
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
During the Thursday morning commute, a
school bus accident occurred on I-44 in St. Louis County. According to the Missouri State
Highway Patrol, the bus driver attempted to avoid a collision with another
vehicle that lost control causing the bus to travel over a guardrail,
down an embankment, and came to rest in some trees. One child was ejected
from the bus through the emergency exit door. Authorities are giving credit
to the bus driver for keeping the bus erect as it traveled off the highway.
13 students were transported to St. Louis Children’s Hospital, all
believed to have minor injuries. The driver of the bus was also taken
to a nearby hospital with moderate injuries.
While school buses are considered to be one of the safest vehicles on roadways,
hundreds of school bus accidents occur each year. Fortunately, children
rarely suffer fatalities or serious injuries in these accidents. Which
is the reason school buses are considered safe vehicles. Regardless, many
individuals suffer emotional distress after being involved in an auto
accident. The distress of a school bus accident may result in anxiety
and fear for a child. Emotional distress, physical pain, and medical expenses
are all typical results of an auto accident. Holding the at-fault party
responsible for the crash is the victims right to justice and to recover
compensation for their damages.
The St. Louis auto accident attorneys at Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
have recovered more than $350 million in compensation for victims. Our
attorneys have more than 100 years of combined experience setting us apart
from many law firms. We are dedicated to fighting for our client’s
rights and supporting them after an accident. If your child has been involved
in a school bus accident,
contact us to receive a free consultation and discuss your rights to recovery.