Douglas County was, yet again, the scene of an accident involving a school bus. In this particular case, two school buses were actually involved, including one smaller vehicle that was driven by a woman who was killed in the crash.
Details are a bit sparse in this case, but it appears that the woman ran a red light at an intersection and then collided with one of the school buses. That initial collision sent the vehicle spinning off into the second bus. The vehicle was eventually pinned underneath the second bus. The woman was declared dead at the scene. Only one student aboard the buses was injured in the crash, but the injuries do not appear to be serious.
In an incident earlier this month, a school bus was hit by a truck. That collision led to both vehicles catching fire. Thankfully, no children were hurt in that accident.
It goes without saying that drivers of other vehicles need to be acutely aware of school buses out on the road. It shouldn’t even be that hard to see them. They are big and yellow for a reason.
However, the red-light-running in this particular crash is especially galling. Such reckless behavior is unacceptable, and yet it happens all the time. People run red lights, they text and drive, they operate vehicles while under the influence of drugs or alcohol – it’s just a terrible but unfortunate fact that these dangerous behaviors are prevalent out on the road. Victims of accidents that involve these circumstances should always be aware of their rights and legal options in the wake of such a wreck.
Source: FOX 5, “Driver hits school buses, gets pinned underneath,” Nov. 27, 2017