A crash between a tractor-trailer and a public school bus in Franklin County, Virginia (VA), sent three students and the bus driver to the hospital. The collision happened on Route 220/Wirtz Road on the morning of November 10, 2016.
The bus was turning into a gas station-convenience store called Plateau Plaza that serves as a pickup and drop-off point when the truck struck it. State police investigators could not immediately determine which driver had right of way.
Determing which driver caused the wreck is essential for the parents of the children who suffered injuries. If the bus driver acted negligently in failing to wait for the tractor-trailer to clear the intersection, the Franklin County school system would likely have responsibility for settling claims. On the other hand, the truck driver and the trucking company would be responsible if the truck driver caused the crash.
Dealing with either a government agency or a corporation after a traffic accident is never easy. Working with a Virginia personal injury lawyer will help the parents of the injured school children fight through obstruction and exercise their rights to collect on claims for medical expenses and other accident-related costs.