A school bus in Lancaster County was carrying 14 students when it was struck by a vehicle and tipped over. The accident occurred in East Lampeter Township on Wednesday morning. A sedan was trying to pass two tractor-trailers and their escort vehicle. The sedan hit the rear of the escort vehicle, sending it into oncoming traffic where it struck the school bus. The bus then crashed into one of the tractor-trailer’s loads causing the bus to tip on its side. The driver of the sedan that tried passing the tractor-trailers, fled the scene of the accident. All students who were on the bus, including one who was ejected, were sent to the hospital for treatment. The school bus driver and another driver involved were also taken to the hospital.
Recovering compensation after an accident.
In an accident such as this, the victims may file a personal injury claim. Filing a claim will help pay for damages caused by the accident such as medical bills, wage loss, and pain and suffering. Bus accident claims can become quite complex, as often there may be multiple parties injured. It is important that you contact a personal injury attorney to protect your rights. Call 412-661-1400 to schedule a free consultation with a car accident lawyer in Pittsburgh at Berger and Green today.