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Bus Accidents Blog Post

Five Injured When School Bus Collides with Pickup Truck

A school bus accident in the Acreage left three students and two drivers injured on December 4. The accident happened at the intersection of Northlake Boulevard and Grapeview Boulevard at about 7:30 a.m.

The bus from Pierce Hammock Elementary School was stopped when a pickup truck allegedly ran a red light and slammed into it. The pickup was wedged under the side of the school bus. The pickup’s driver was extracted by firefighters and airlifted to a nearby hospital. His injuries were serious but were not expected to be life-threatening.

Three students on the bus and the bus driver suffered minor injuries. This intersection and a stretch of Northlake Boulevard have been a major safety concern after a series of accidents.

Holding government agencies accountable for poor road design

When a roadway’s or intersection’s design causes an accident, it may be possible to bring a claim against the responsible agency or government entity. These claims can be difficult to pursue, however, and often require swift action by the injured parties.

Students injured on a school bus may also have a valid claim for compensation against a school district, school board or transportation company. In cases where a bus driver is responsible for causing an accident, drivers or passengers of other vehicles may be able to bring a similar claim, assuming their injuries pass the threshold for a lawsuit. In other cases, drivers will be able to recover under their own PIP insurance coverage.

If you or a loved one has been involved in any type of auto accident in Florida, the bus accident attorneys at the firm of Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni & Walsh can help you understand your rights.

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