Our Wilmington personal injury lawyers have reported before on the extreme dangers school buses pose to children or other motorists on the road in the event of an accident. Their size makes them comparable to being involved in an accident with a tractor-trailer. And their height often means that a motorist is forced beneath the bus in the event of a crash.
The crash happened on Camp Branch Road near Ash, North Carolina. Police report the 31-year-old driver veered out of his lane on a curve and hit the bus head on. The driver was killed, along with his 30-year-old wife and two children ages 6 and 9. The bus was only carrying one student at the time of the crash. The student suffered minor injuries.
It is the second time this month a serious North Carolina bus accident has occurred. March 3, three buses carrying U.S. Marines were involved in a chain-reaction crash, CNN reported.
Thirteen Marines and the driver were injured. The buses were on Route 17 near Maysville, en route from Camp Lejeune to Norfolk, Virginia at the time of the crash. Two buses stopped at a left turn but the third bus did not.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident, contact the Carolina injury lawyers at Lee & Smith today for a free and confidential appointment to discuss your rights. Call 800-887-1965.