After a car crashed into an elementary school bus, several children required hospital attention.
The accident occurred at the intersection of W. Lehigh Avenue and S. Delaware St. in Englewood. Police say that the woman driving the car ran a stop sign and hit the bus, which was carrying children between the ages 8 and 11 home from Clayton Elementary School. The accident occurred on Friday, February 15.
Ambulances took six children to Swedish Medical Center and six to Littleton Adventist Hospital. There were no deaths or major injuries reported.
The car’s driver, an 18-year-old, received a citation for running a stop sign. Englewood police say that they will not file criminal charges against her. The school district is investigating the accident to find out if the bus driver had any responsibility in the crash.
Liability in School Bus Accidents
There are many situations in which a school district may be liable for injuries or deaths that occur in bus accidents. Some of these include:
- An overlooked mechanical problem led to a serious accident
- The driver acted in error
- The school hired a driver with a poor driving record
- The school hired a driver without the proper credentials
If an accident killed or injured your child, we are here to help. Please talk to us by calling (615) 690-2080 or by submitting a contact form. We can help you seek damages after a serious bus or car accident.
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