On Thursday, a deadly head-on collision involving a school bus happened in Rankin County. Very little information has been released on how this crash happened, but according to WJTV News Channel 12, the incident occurred on Star Road near New Jerusalem Church Road. For currently unknown reasons, a school bus and another automobile collided head on. At least one fatality has been confirmed in connection with the crash. Additionally, the bus driver also suffered from injuries.
One Dead and Bus Driver Injured
Thankfully, there were no students on the bus at the time of the wreck. The bus driver did suffer from injuries, which were originally described as minor. There's no word on the driver's current condition though. At this time, very few details have been released about the deadly crash. Could it have been a case of distracted driving? Who was going the wrong way, and why did it happen? The Rankin County School District released a statement thanking the first responders and also announcing that the safety and well being of everyone involved is their top priority.
Crashes Involving Buses
Crashes involving buses and other large vehicles can be devastating and deadly for drivers and passengers in smaller vehicles. When crashes involve school buses, there is always the additional concern for the children, but school buses are actually built to keep children relatively safe in the event of a crash. That doesn't mean that it's not possible for children to get injured in bus accidents, but the most dangerous place for a child is actually outside of the bus, when exiting or entering the vehicle.
After a Bus Accident
After any kind of accident, it's a good idea to speak with a skilled personal injury lawyer about your options. This is especially important when somebody else's negligent, distracted or dangerous driving caused your wreck. You could be facing an extensive amount of time missing work during your recovery.
The team at Coxwell & Associates, PLLC sends their deepest condolences to the family members and friends of the deceased victim and also wishes the injured bus driver a full and speedy recovery.
If you have been in an serious accident or suffered a serious injury call the attorneys at Coxwell & Associates. The attorneys focus on these types of injuries and they recognize that an injured person will only have one opportunity to obtain fair and reasonable compensation for the harm and loss they have suffered. For a consultation call 601-948-1600.