According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association, the school bus is the safest form of transportation for getting children to and from school. Less than one percent of all traffic fatalities nationwide involve children who were on school buses at the time of the accident. Students who arrive to school by bus are 70… Read More
A bus accident almost always makes the news because they are so rare. Thanks to the training of drivers and their size, most accidents are avoided. Even when a crash does happen, most of the time the passengers are safe due to the height of the vehicle and its mass.
However, should a larger vehicle hit a bus or if a bus rolls over, the injuries and deaths from a bus crash rise sharply. A rollover is a driver’s nightmare.
On this page, we’ve collected bus crash stories from around Florida and the nation. All of these stories come from news organizations and are cited in the articles. We want to educate people about these incidents.
Most buses do not have seatbelts for passengers due to the expense of installation and the relative safety of these vehicles. This is true even for school buses. People have been campaigning for the addition of belts in these vehicles for years but to no avail.
We do not have the data to prove whether or not it would make buses safer to have seatbelts, but we do know that bus companies often carry large amounts of insurance to help pay for accidents. If you are injured on a bus, you are eligible for compensation even if it is run by a city.
If you have been hurt in a bus accident that wasn’t your fault, do not wait. Pick up the phone and call Chalik Law today for a free consultation. We’re here to help.
In most conditions, a vehicle’s tires are supposed to remain in constant contact with the roadway. In wet or rainy conditions, the tire can cease to make contact with the road, instead riding on top of standing water. This causes the tire to lose traction and the driver to lose control of the vehicle. Reducing… Read More
For the most part, taking a bus to get around town is much safer, statistically speaking, than driving your own vehicle. Drivers who operate city and state transportation buses normally must obtain a commercial driver’s license, which usually requires stricter and more comprehensive testing than a normal driver’s license. Most of the accidents that involve… Read More
Charter buses are a great way to travel and for the most part, they are safe. The drivers are usually experienced and are required to have a commercial driver’s license (CDL). These licenses usually require additional training for drivers to attain this license specification. Interstate charter buses, also known as motorcoaches, are required to have… Read More
There are many circumstances that can lead a person to lose control of their vehicle. Speed, distracted driving, adverse road conditions, and having to swerve to miss another vehicle or obstacle in the road. In order to stay safe if you’ve found yourself out of control in your vehicle, the first thing to do is… Read More
Most people, when witnessing an accident, their first instinct is to pull over and try and help those involved, if able. We call these people “good Samaritans” and many jurisdictions have laws protecting them from prosecution or civil liability in the event that their actions, in trying to assist another, cause harm. Wahile that instinct… Read More
The charter bus for the baseball team at Hiram College was involved in a deadly accident in Pasco County, Florida. The bus was headed south on I-75 from Ohio. According to Sergeant Steve Gaskins of Florida Highway Patrol, among the 38 passengers on the Hiram bus, no one suffered any injuries. However, an 81-year-old woman… Read More