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Students Injured When Truck Hits Their School Bus in North Carolina (NC).

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Dozens of students suffered injuries when their school bus was rear ended by a truck this week in Reelsboro, North Carolina (NC). Fortunately the injuries were minor and all 16 injured students were expected to make a full recovery after the bus was hit by a truck, WNCT reports. The accident happened along Highway 55 in Reelsboro.  A student was about to get on the bus when a semi-truck rear-ended the back of it.

That student said he saw the bus go forward 40 feet in just a second. There were 27 students on the bus and 16 of them were taken to the hospital in nearby New Bern, North Carolina.

This is the second crash involving a school bus and a truck in North Carolina this month. About a week ago, A Granville County school bus was involved in a wreck . A preliminary investigation showed that a passenger truck crossed the center line and struck the bus at the intersection of Watkins Wilkinson Road and U.S. Highway 15 near Oxford, North Carolina.

School bus crashes can be particularly horrifying because our children are our most precious commodity. In January 12 students and a bus driver were injured in a rollover crash in Mount Olive, North Carolina (NC). The driver was charged with a misdemeanor for failing to maintain lane control.

There's no suggestion the bus driver was to blame for the Reelsboro crash. The school bus was stopped and had its red flashing lights activated at the time. However, the driver of the truck has been charged with failure to reduce speed and with having no operator's license.

In cases where truck drivers are to blame accident victims may often have a case against the driver's company as well as the driver. When a truck or commercial tractor-trailer accident occurs, the truck driver's record is relevant.

This is because usually the big rig is usually owned by a trucking company or some other type of corporate entity. The truck driver is operating the tractor-trailer because that's the job he was hired to do and if he was hired, even with a poor driving record, that's a relevant factor in the your truck wreck injury case.

If a truck driver has no operators license, as appears to be the case here, an employer could be liable.

DM


Richard N. Shapiro
Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyer Serving Va Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake & all of Virginia
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