School Bus Collision Occurs in Clinton
Clinton, TN (September 2, 2020) An Anderson County school bus was involved in a collision on September 3rd that included one other vehicle. A spokesperson for Anderson County Schools commented that the accident occurred around 1:45 p.m. on Buffalo Road when a second vehicle ran into the school bus’s side. Fortunately, no students were injured in the accident. The driver of the smaller vehicle incurred minor injuries.
The National Safety Council reports that of the individuals injured in school bus-related accidents from 2008 to 2018, approximately 36% were school bus passengers, 8% were school bus drivers, and another 51% were the occupants of other vehicles. The remaining percentages include pedestrians, cyclists, and unknown others.
Common Causes of Side Impact Accidents
While they are sometimes referred to as side impact collisions, t-bone accidents or broadside collisions can involve school buses as well as any other type of vehicle on Tennessee’s roads. Some of the most common reasons why side collisions occur include:
- Drivers who are distracted by smartphones, music, or anything else
- Drivers who do not stop at red lights or stop signs
- Drivers who fail the right of way at intersections
- Drivers who operate vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Drivers who are in a hurry and do not make safe left turns
- Speeding by either driver
Do Not Hesitate to Contact a Dedicated Tennessee Car Crash Lawyer
If your child was injured in a school bus accident, it is important to not hesitate to speak with a knowledgeable attorney. Contact Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnette today to schedule a free case evaluation.
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