What Happened:

A school bus and sedan slammed into each other causing a serious wreck with multiple injuries. The accident occurred on Highway 11 in front of North Pitt High School in Greenville, North Carolina (NC).

The bus driver was reportedly trying to exit from the school and cut off a car. The car wound up hitting the bus. Injuries were suffered by people in the car and passengers on the bus. There were a total of 40 students on the bus. The injured victims were taken to Vidant Medical Center for treatment.

Investigators have charged the bus driver with a safe movement violation, according to wnct.com.

Below is a video news report on this awful accident:

The North Carolina Injury Lawyer’s Perspective:

The victims should speak to a North Carolina personal injury lawyer to discuss their legal options. They may have grounds to pursue restitution from the school. Under the legal doctrine of respondeat superior, a victim can seek damages from a negligent worker’s employer. In this scenario, it could be possible to seek damages from the school rather than just a claim against the bus driver.

Potentially Helpful Info:

Our firm published an in-depth guide on the types of damages that could be obtained through a personal injury claim. Take a moment to read it here.

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