Calhoun County, FL (September 11, 2018) - A woman sustained serious injuries after being involved in a crash with a school bus on Monday. The crash happened at State Road 69 and Elijah Morris Road around 3:15 pm.
The vehicle, a Ford Escape, was traveling north on SR 69 when it stopped for traffic in that direction. The school bus, also traveling north on SR 69, was stopped to unload children. A third vehicle, a Ford F-150, was traveling in the northbound lanes when it failed to stop in time to avoid a collision. The F-150 hit the stopped school bus, causing a chain reaction collision in which the school bus crashed into the rear of the Escape.
None of the passengers aboard the school bus were injured. The F-150 driver suffered minor injuries. However, the Escape driver did suffer serious injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Those involved in this crash have not been identified by authorities.
Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the accident. There is no word at this time on potential charges.
Many people think of rear-end collisions as "fender benders" which denotes that the crash is minor in nature. However, rear-end crashes can be severe and even deadly under the worst of circumstances. The driver who rear-ends another driver is usually not paying attention to the road and in most cases is held responsible for their actions. In this crash, there is no indication that the Escape driver was in any way negligent and that the F-150 driver caused the crash by rear-ending the bus. The driver of the Escape will have the legal right to bring a personal injury claim and recover their damages suffered in the crash.
If you have been hurt in a rear-end or any other type of Florida car accident, you have legal rights. To discuss your case with our attorneys, call us at Rubenstein Law, 1-800 FL-Legal.
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