Atlanta, GA (January 6, 2023) – Around 7:20 a.m. on the morning of Friday, January 6, a serious accident involving a school bus took place in Atlanta.
According to Atlanta Police, the accident happened on Hamilton Mill Road around the area of Bart Johnson Road. Police confirmed that a school bus was traveling in the area when it was involved in a collision with at least one other vehicle. The vehicles involved in the accident were badly damaged as a result of the accident.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were called to the scene to help those in need. The bus driver in the Gwinnett County Public Schools bus was rushed to the hospital with minor injuries. Two other people, who may have been in the other vehicle, were immediately transported to the hospital in critical condition.
The roadway was blocked in several lanes of traffic as police worked to clear the scene. Police urged those traveling in the area to use North Bogan as an alternate route.
The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues.
We offer our warmest thoughts and prayers to those seriously injured in this accident with hopes of a speedy recovery.
Bus Accidents in Georgia
Though bus accidents are not the most common types of accidents on our roads in Georgia, they still occur and lead to catastrophic harm when they occur. In 2020, it was reported by the National Safety Council that approximately 54 people were killed in the U.S. in school bus accidents and thousands more were injured. School bus accidents can almost always be prevented when drivers obey the many rules of the road in Georgia. If you have been hurt in a school bus accident that is not your fault, you should speak with an attorney that you can trust.
The aftermath of a bus accident can affect your life in many ways. You may be left with a wide array of questions that you can only answer with the help of an attorney, such as the following:
- What evidence do you need to prove that one or more parties are to blame for your accident?
- What deadlines will you need to meet when it comes to moving forward with a successful claim?
- Will your claim be settled or will it make it all the way to trial?
- What should you say to the insurance company?
These are questions that you can answer with the help of an Atlanta personal injury lawyer.
Our attorneys at Monge & Associates are here for you after you have been hurt in a bus accident. We understand how overwhelming a bus accident can be on physical and financial levels. We believe that you have every right to hold a responsible party liable for the harm that they have caused you and your family. Our attorneys will assist you every step of the way as you navigate the legal system and work toward the compensation that you deserve. Please do not hesitate to contact a bus accident attorney in Atlanta at (888) 688-1924 to find out how we can help you.
Note: Our writers used secondary sources when creating this accident news post. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this accident, therefore, if there is any information that is incorrect, contact Monge & Associates immediately. We will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available. We will remove a post if requested.
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