A bus was traveling down the 5700 block of MacCorkle Avenue in the Kanawha City area of Charleston, West Virginia (VW), when it stopped at a bus stop. Suddenly, a car crashed into the back of the bus. The impact was strong enough to cause two people on board the bus to suffer injuries, according to WSAZ.com.
The details of what caused the accident remain unclear. Was the at-fault driver of the car distracted? Was the driver following the bus too closely? These are the questions that will need to be answered if any type of injury litigation were to be initiated by the victims on the bus.
This car-bus accident is a reminder of the importance of being cautious and vigilant when driving behind a mass transit vehicle like a bus. These are vehicles that are prone to sudden stops so you need to allow enough time and space between you and the bus to come to a complete stop and avoid wrecks of this type.
If you are seriously hurt while riding on a bus, remember that you have legal rights and can pursue compensation through a personal injury claim. Some people mistakenly believe that since they were on a city vehicle they cannot file a claim. This is not true. You can still file a claim and pursue compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering.