Last night, a Philadelphia school bus driver was on the end of their route, just two more children to drop off, when the bus was violently rocked by another car. The impact was significant enough to cause serious damage to the front end of the passenger car.
According to local reporters, the two passengers in the car were taken to the hospital where they are reportedly in critical condition from the injuries suffered in the collision. The two children aboard the bus were also brought to the hospital, but only for observation.
This accident took place in the late afternoon yesterday at the intersection of G and Ramona streets in Philadelphia’s Feltonville neighborhood. Investigators are still working to determine the cause of this crash.
Investigators are called in to the scenes of crashes as a means of deciphering the cause of a crash and thereby assign liability. When one party in an accident is found to be liable, they could be held accountable if that liability stems from the negligent operation of a motor vehicle.
When a car accident victim is killed or injured due to another party’s negligence, the victim retains the right to file a personal injury claim. If negligence is proven, the liable party could have to cover the victim’s medical expenses as well as compensate the victim for their pain and suffering resulting from the collision.
Source: MyFox Philadelphia, “4 Take To Hospital In School Bus Crash In Philadelphia,” Sept. 13, 2012