Justice News Flash recently reported on a terrifying truck accident involving two of the largest vehicles on the road: a school bus and a flat bed semitrailer.
The collision struck on Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of two state highways. A school bus was carrying elementary students home from a special needs school that they attend. While traveling, the bus attempted to turn right at the intersection, which was covered by a traffic signal. At the same time, a semi flatbed trailer was traveling through the intersection on the road to which the bus was turning.
The semi driver failed to stop at the intersection, running a red light, slamming into the bus as it was turning. The damage from the collision between these two large vehicles was substantial. In total ten people were rushed to hospitals suffering various injuries-including the bus driver, truck driver, a school aide, and seven elementary students.
The negligent truck driver was owned by K & L Trucking. Police are still investigating the matter to determine any criminal citations.
Our Chicago truck accident attorneys at Levin & Perconti encourage all those injured in accidents where a semi is involved to ensure that their legal rights are protected. The nuances of the possible legal matters involved require a trained lawyer to explain how your case fits into the legal framework. Many different possible areas of law may be involved following these accidents: personal injury, product defects, the legal liability of an employer for the actions of his employee, among many others. Handling the aftermath of these accidents is not something that you should do alone. Please contact a truck accident lawyer to ensure that you are protected.