MySunCoast.com recently released a news article detailing an injurious accident resulting from the collision between a school bus and a passenger van. According to the news report, the accident transpired Wednesday near an interstate highway on-ramp during the early morning hours. Local authorities reveal that the school bus was traveling westbound – attempting to make a left turn onto the highway’s on-ramp when a large commercial vehicle was blocking the driver’s view. Our Illinois truck accident attorneys read that allegedly the truck driver proceeded to motion the school bus driver to proceed because the road was clear of vehicles
Unfortunately, the roadway was not clear and a passenger van traveling eastbound collided into the school bus. The five passengers in the van, an adult and four children, all required advanced medical attention for injuries sustained in the accident. No passengers on the school bus were injured. Local authorities have charged the school bus driver with violating the van’s right of way.
Our Chicago truck accident attorneys read a statement released by a highway patrol trooper on the scene who advised drivers that if another driver waves you across several lanes of traffic – you are depending on a complete stranger to give you the right of way. It is important that drivers make their own decisions and although other drivers are trying to be kind, they may not always see vehicles behind them or in their blind spots.
Driver safety should always remain a number one priority for all members of the traveling public. Our Chicago trucking accident lawyers encourage drivers to observe the following driver safety tips provided by Nationwide.com in order to avoid another particularly devastating motor vehicle accident resulting in injury or even death:
– Keep 100% of your attention on driving at all times – Refrain from using a cell phone or other electronic device while driving
– Always be aware of other drivers around you
– Always expect the unexpected from surrounding vehicles – Secure cargo that may move during vehicle travel – Never operate under the influence of alcohol or drugs – Always wear your safety belt
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident or have lost a loved one at the hands of a negligent or careless driver, please contact our accident attorneys in Chicago for a free consultation to see what legal rights, representation and relief may be available to you.