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Oklahoma Accident Involves Bus Full of Students

Posted on April 6, 2015

On behalf of Charles Bryan Alred, PC posted in Car Accidents on Monday, April 6, 2015.

An accident on March 30 in Tulsa involved 37 students on a school bus, and the crash happened when a vehicle collided head-on with the bus. No one was seriously injured in the wreck caused by an SUV that did not break or swerve after clipping a car and heading toward the bus carrying students from McLain Junior High School.

The authorities believe that the SUV was traveling at about 60 mph, about 20 mph above the posted speed limit. The 40-year-old man driving the SUV did not suffer serious injuries in the wreck, though it took about 20 minutes for rescuers to free him from his vehicle. The man reportedly suffers from seizures, but the police do not yet know if a seizure caused him to lose control of his vehicle before the accident.

The driver of the bus stopped the vehicle but could do nothing to prevent the crash, and the driver apparently kept students in their seats and took an inventory of who was hurt after the wreck. Eight students received bumps and bruises after hitting their heads on seats or against other students. According to the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety, less than 1 percent of all traffic accidents involve school buses.

One could be entitled to compensation for expenses after a motor vehicle accident occurs if another driver acted negligently. Negligence might involve any behavior that puts others in danger, such as speeding or drunk driving. If one was driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, evidence found through a blood test could be used in court when showing that a defendant caused an accident.

Source: Newson6.com, “EXCLUSIVE: Tulsa School Bus Cam Shows Head-On Crash,” Lori Fullbright, April 2, 2015

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