Thomson, GA (February 6, 2023) – Injuries stemmed from a school bus crash that took place on a major roadway in Thomson on Monday, February 6.
According to Georgia State Patrol officials, the accident happened at 3300 Augusta Highway. Police confirmed that a McDuffie County school bus was traveling in the area when a passenger vehicle driver failed to maintain their lane. They headed into the same lane as the school bus, causing the two vehicles to collide with one another. The bus driver claimed that they did everything that they could to avoid the collision, but they were unsuccessful.
Several Thomson responders were immediately dispatched to the scene to help those in need. Both people inside the passenger vehicle sustained injuries and were transported to a local hospital. A child inside the school bus also sustained an injury and was hospitalized, though their current condition is not yet known. The bus driver, as well as 12 students on the bus, were evaluated at the scene but were not injured.
The roadway was blocked in the area for a period of time following the accident.
No further details have been released at this time. Police continue their investigation into the circumstances of the accident.
We offer our warmest thoughts and prayers to those injured in this accident with hopes of a full recovery.
School Bus Crashes in Georgia
School buses are large vehicles that navigate our roads, which means that they are capable of causing catastrophic damage in an accident. Every year, it is estimated that approximately 17,000 children end up in emergency rooms due to school bus accidents that could have been prevented. On top of this, 54 people lost their lives in these accidents in 2020 alone. Nobody ever expects that their child will become injured in a school bus accident, as these modes of transportation are supposed to be especially safe. If you have been hurt in a collision and wonder where you can turn, speaking with an attorney is crucial.
After you have been hurt in an accident, the first thing that you should understand is that you should be compensated for your losses. Speaking with an attorney can ensure that your rights are being protected as you navigate the complex legal system. They can help you show that the following aspects are present in your case:
- A driver owed you or your loved one a duty of care
- The driver breached the duty of care
- The breach of duty led to the accident
- The accident led to damages
If you have been hurt in a school bus accident, you should speak with a Thomson personal injury attorney that you can trust.
At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys, we are here to assist you after you or someone you know has sustained harm in an accident. Because there can be many complications with bus accidents, you should never move forward without the assistance of a skilled attorney on your side. You may find that you are eligible for a wide array of financial damages at this time. Please do not hesitate to contact a bus accident attorney in Thomson at (888) 688-1924 to find out what options are available for 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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