Kentucky parents have plenty to worry about with the start of another school year. While the current national situation is drawing a significant amount of attention, the tried and true worries remain in place. Specifically, sending children to school where they will need to be attentive about drivers and their potentially reckless behaviors. School zone accidents can cause serious injuries and death. Even kids on school buses are in jeopardy. When there is an accident and young people are injured, it is important to understand what to do in the aftermath.
SUV collides with school bus, sending kids to the hospital
A school bus carrying middle school and high school students was hit by an SUV. Approximately 60 students were onboard at the time. The accident happened at shortly before 7 a.m. when the bus was crossing the road and the SUV – a Kia – T-boned it. In total, 14 students were taken to the hospital for treatment. The SUV driver died. Some students were said to have suffered broken bones. Others had bruises and scrapes. One student related that on impact, he was sent from the back of the bus to the front, hit his head and was briefly knocked out. The investigation into the accident is ongoing and the students are being monitored for physical and emotional damage.
Auto accidents can turn one’s life upside-down
Some might think that a school bus is the safer alternative to letting kids walk to school. While that can avoid pedestrian-related risks, there are still inherent dangers. Many drivers ignore flashing lights and the retractable stop sign attached to the bus. They drive distracted and behave recklessly. Or they might be under the influence. Regardless of law enforcement entreating drivers to be cautious when kids are heading to and from school and crackdowns on drivers who violate the law, there is a chance a crash will occur.
Experienced help can be essential after any auto accident
When there are bus accidents, car accidents or any other kind of crash in which people are injured or lose their lives, it is vital to know how to receive proper treatment and care. This is particularly crucial if children are involved. Some injuries do not show themselves immediately, so it is wise to be vigilant. Not only might there be physical injuries, but a child can be emotionally damaged by a collision. To cover for medical costs and future care, it is imperative to know what steps to take. From the outset, having experienced advice can be a fundamental factor in gathering evidence and deciding how to proceed.