Sending your child to school on a bus feels safe. The bus is large, and the likelihood of others not seeing a large yellow object is minimal. Still, these buses do sometimes get into accidents, and children can get hurt.
When buses are involved in crashes, it can mean that many people end up having to go to the hospital. While the seats of a bus are compartmentalized, people can still be thrown or injured. People in smaller vehicles can be crushed and injured, too.
Take, for example, this case where seven people were transported to the hospital after a Lincoln public school bus and a car collided at 29th and Starr Street.
It was approximately 7:30 a.m. when the two collided. The two vehicles allegedly reached an intersection at the same time, and neither side had stop signs or traffic control devices. It's not clear why there are no traffic controls there.
In total, five people in the car and two people on the bus were taken to the hospital. While there were 10 students and a driver on the bus, most remained uninjured in the crash.
This is an unusual case because neither driver is going to be cited. The reality is that the intersection itself did not have any kind of traffic controls, so neither the bus driver nor the driver of the car stopped. If you are involved in a case like this, you may want to speak with someone who has legal experience since there may be others to hold liable, such as the city that failed to install traffic controls in a populated area.