The school bus rear-ended the truck which was stopped at a light. There was so much damage done to the front of the school bus that the driver had to be cut out by rescue workers. He then had to be flown to Allegheny General Hospital due to his serious injuries. Fortunately, the driver was wearing his seatbelt, which police believe saved his life.
There were four students on the bus who were from Indiana Area School District visiting Butler County for a band event. They were all taken to a nearby hospital for minor injuries.
The truck driver suffered minor injuries as well.
An investigation is pending to determine what caused the accident and why the driver of the bus failed to stop.
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Rear-end accidents can be life threatening for both parties involved. When a vehicle is stopped and hit by another vehicle traveling at high speeds, the damage and injuries can be devastating. About two weeks earlier, a woman died after a Penske truck rear-ended her vehicle while she was stopped at a red light. To read more about that story you can visit our blog here.
When a child is involved in an accident, it is important to take into account their present and future needs when evaluating their case. If you or a loved one were injured in an accident, contact the attorneys at Berger and Green. Our attorneys have experience in these types of cases and will assist your family in making a recovery from this unfortunate experience.