A multiple-vehicle accident in east Montgomery, AL, on the afternoon of May 14 caused two public school buses to collide, and resulted in one child being sent to the hospital with neck and shoulder injuries. The collision occurred on a service road and included two other passenger vehicles.
According to police, three individuals were taken to local hospitals with minor injuries. Two Montgomery County Public School students and a third person from one of the passenger vehicles were transported by ambulance. The personal injuries included one student’s hand, while a second student suffered from injuries to the neck and shoulders. There was no immediate information on the third victim.
As an Alabama Personal Injury Lawyer, I can tell you that these types of accidents happen quite often. And while reports of this accident say the injuries were minor, this is not always the case. Not to mention that even minor injuries can become a source of constant pain and discomfort for years to come. The only way to be sure your rights are protected is to enlist the help of a qualified personal injury attorney. This incident involved children, which is all the more concerning.
It all happened when the two buses belonging to Montgomery County school system were traveling from Georgia Washington School to Baldwin on a service road around 2:40 p.m. Based on reports, it appears that second bus hit the first bus from behind, thus starting the chain reaction accident. After being hit, the first bus slammed into the rear of a Mazda passenger car, which itself rear-ended a pickup truck in front of it.
A spokesman for the school district said there were approximately 15 students on each bus at the time. Another bus was dispatched to the scene to pick up the remaining children, who were then taken to Georgia Washington school to be evaluated before being sent home.
While the exact reason for the crash has yet to be determined, the injuries were real and police are continuing their investigation. Regardless of the severity of an accident, if you or a relative has received injuries as a result of someone else’s negligence, you should consult with a qualified legal professional, such as the staff at Eversole Law. We offer free initial consultation to help you understand your rights in cases of personal injury.
Minor injuries in double MPS bus crash, WSFA.com, May 14, 2009