As school resumes across the area, a school bus accident has injured two individuals on Monday evening. The accident happened at approximately 7:30 p.m. in St. Louis near Parnell and East Hebert Street. Little information has been released about the crash, but the accident included the school bus and two other vehicles. Two individuals were transported by an ambulance to the hospital, two adults did not seek treatment, and the five children on board the bus refused treatment. The accident is under investigation.
As children return to school this time of year, parents want the confidence in knowing that their child will be safe when out of their presence. Unfortunately, thousands of accidents occur each year due to the negligence of others that may lead to your child being injured or killed. School officials, school bus drivers, and school staff members should take all steps to ensure the safety of your child. It is the responsibility of the school to maintain a safe environment, and it is the job of a school bus driver to operate the bus attentively and responsibly. If your child was injured in a school bus accident that occurred due to the negligence of the driver, you may be entitled to recover financial compensation.
The skilled St. Louis bus accident attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth have recovered over $350 million in damages for our clients. We believe your child’s safety is the top priority and believe that those whose negligence lead to your child being injured or killed should be held accountable for their actions. If your child’s safety has been compromised, contact us for a free no-obligation consultation.