A YMCA bus loaded with kids out for an afternoon fieldtrip was involved in an accident Wednesday afternoon in Cary, North Carolina. Authorities say the accident took place just before 2 p.m. at Cary Parkway and Evans Road.
Accident investigators say that the driver of the YMCA bus was making a left turn from Evans Road onto Cary Parkway when he lost control and crossed the median into the other side of the road. The bus then drove over an embankment and into some trees.
Police say there were 20 children on board the bus at the time of the accident. Two of the kids were taken to WakeMed Cary for examination of injuries while the bus driver was treated for relatively minor cuts and bruises.
As personal injury attorneys we hear all too often about injuries related to bus accidents. Earlier this year we discussed a bus in Kentucky that lost control and slid into a ditch injuring six children. In another case, a distracted driver in North Carolina rear-ended a school bus and injured several children, sending six to the hospital.
As both incidents indicate, children are very susceptible to injury in a bus accident, especially because of the lack of seat belts. Even small impacts are enough to throw children into seats, walls, and each other, compounding the chance of a serious injury. For such complicated cases, it’s crucial to select the right North Carolina injury attorney to help you file for damages. Our firm has the experience and track record necessary to successfully represent injured children. If your child has been hurt in a North Carolina or Virginia accident, please do not hesitate to contact us for a consultation.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a North Carolina (NC) accident you likely don’t know where to turn for advice. The following answers to common frequently asked questions can help provide some basic information about why it’s important to obtain legal counsel after suffering an unexpected accident.
Here's a Google Map showing the location of the bus crash: