Blythe, GA (September 10, 2021) – At 5:54 a.m. on the morning of Friday, September 10, a bus crash occurred on a roadway in Blythe.
According to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened at 5000 Deans Bridge Road. A Richmond County school bus was stopped in the area picking up a student. This is when a Chevy Silverado slammed into the back of a school bus while the student was getting on the bus.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were called to the scene to help those in need. The driver of the school bus, as well as eight students, were taken to local hospitals with neck and back injuries. The driver of the Silverado was also taken to the hospital with injuries.
The driver of the Silverado told police that he sneezed and did not see the bus stop in front of him. He was cited for following the bus too closely.
The roadway was blocked in the area of the accident for some time.
No further details have been released. The investigation into the accident continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Bus Accidents in Georgia
Buses are some of the largest vehicles on Georgia roads. Because of this, they are capable of causing extensive harm to the vehicles involved in these accidents. Buses are known for being common carriers. This means that they are expected to take passengers from one point to another for a fee. This also means that bus drivers are expected to take any precautions necessary to keep passengers safe from harm. Hundreds of serious bus accidents happen every single year in Georgia due to the recklessness of others. If you have been hurt in a serious bus accident, you should have the help of an attorney in your time of need.
Nobody is ever fully prepared to face the aftermath of a bus crash in their time of need. If you have been hurt in a bus accident, you will likely have a variety of questions that you cannot answer on your own. For instance, what deadlines will you be required to meet as you move forward with a successful claim? What evidence do you need to prove that another party is at fault for an accident? What should you say when you speak with the insurance company for the first time? These are questions that you cannot answer without the help of a Blythe personal injury lawyer.
Blythe Bus Accident Attorneys
Our accident attorneys at Kenneth S. Nugent, PC are here to help you move forward after an accident that is not your fault. Bus accidents can impact your life in a variety of ways as you navigate the legal system for the first time. You may be feeling alone and confused after an accident. If you have been hurt in a bus accident, you should speak with an attorney who can help you obtain compensation for a wide array of aspects. Please contact an accident attorney in Blythe at (888) 579-1790 for more information on how we can assist you in your time of need.
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Disclaimer: At Kenneth S. Nugent, PC Attorneys at Law, we are always looking to improve the quality and safety of our state and have been saddened by the outcome of many accidents across Georgia. We hope to inform those in our community about these accidents in the hopes that they will work to avoid serious Georgia accidents in the future. These posts are not to be taken as a solicitation for business. The information within should never be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We hope that all involved in these accidents will receive a speedy recovery.