School Bus Crash Occurs in Cumberland County
Cumberland County, TN (December 11, 2020) The Tennessee Highway Patrol reports that an accident occurred around 3 p.m. on December 11th involving a school bus on Highway 70 North in Cumberland County. The driver of a Honda Accord was traveling east and stopped behind other vehicles when he was rear-ended by a school bus. Fortunately, no students were on board the bus at the time of the collision. The Honda’s driver incurred minor injuries as a result of the accident. The bus driver was later charged with failure to exercise due care.
A 2012 study published in the Journal of Safety Research found that bus accidents represent a comparatively small portion of the total vehicle accidents that occur in the United States. The study also identified characteristics of bus drivers who are involved in accidents. First, younger and more inexperienced bus drivers increase the chances of accident severity. The study also found that bus drivers over the age of 65 also increase the chances of injuries.
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Due to their significant size and weight, school bus accidents commonly result in substantial injuries, significant property damage, and other serious consequences. Additionally, because seatbelts are not required on school buses, occupants lack the same type of protection that passenger vehicle motorists have when collisions occur. If you or a loved one is injured in a school bus accident, you should not hesitate to promptly contact an experienced accident attorney. Contact Fox Willis Burnette PLLC today to schedule a free case evaluation.
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