On Monday morning, a school bus accident resulted in ten students and the driver sustaining injuries. The accident happened at approximately 6:55 a.m. in Lebanon, Missouri. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 49-year-old Angela Jones was operating a Lebanon R-3 school bus along Highway MM when the accident occurred. Jones lost control of the bus, veering off the right side of the roadway, and it then collided with a culvert. Jones and ten students were transported by ambulances to the hospital for treatment of their injuries. The current condition of those injured is unknown, but authorities believe that there were no serious injuries sustained. The accident is continuing to be investigated by police.
Thousands of individuals, including students, travel on buses every day. Unfortunately, bus accidents result in serious injuries and fatalities, and the number of individuals affected is greater due to the bus being capable of transporting more passengers than other vehicles. Similar to other types of auto accidents, most bus accidents are preventable and caused by dangerous roadways, vehicle defects, and negligent driving. All accidents should be fully investigated to determine liability and if the injured individual has grounds to file an auto accident case.
The experienced St. Louis bus accident attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth will use their expertise and skill to handle your case. Our attorneys have over a century of experience and have handled thousands of accident cases. We will investigate your accident, gather all evidence, and fight to hold the negligent party accountable. Contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.