As children anxiously leave a school bus, a parent’s worst fear happened when the bus struck their daughter. The bus accident occurred Thursday afternoon in Cedar Hill, Missouri when a 7-year-old girl and her brother exited the bus at approximately 4 p.m. The girl dropped something in front of the bus and as she went back to pick it up, she was struck. The impact knocked the child to the ground and the bus driver was unaware of the collision, continuing to drive over the girl. Fortunately, she did not come into contact with the wheels or the bus for a second time. Her brother took her home from the accident scene and called for help. Cedar Hill authorities stated that she has sustained a head injury.
Pedestrian accidents typically occur due to the lack of visibility of the individual. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration encourages pedestrians to wear reflective clothing, use sidewalks and crosswalks when available. Unfortunately, even those pedestrians that take every precaution to avoid an accident are still at risk. Drivers who demonstrate negligent driving by driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, drive distracted, or drive aggressively are putting themselves and others at risk.
If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident contacting an experienced St. Louis personal injury attorney is important to hold the at-fault driver responsible. The skilled attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth can assist you in recovering the maximum compensation for your claim while holding all individuals responsible. Contact us for a free no-obligation consultation.