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 & Kurth have recovered more than $350 million in compensation for victims. Our attorneys have more than 95 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.