Maryland Bus Accident II
Update on Philadelphia School Tour Bus Accident
Get Answers About Your Rights from a School Tour Bus Accident Lawyer
A Philadelphia school tour bus was involved in a major collision in Maryland, while heading towards Washington, D.C. This bus was carrying 26 middle school students, two teachers, a chaperone, and the driver. The Philadelphia school tour bus accident after the group had been on the road for a couple of hours.
Philadelphia School Tour Bus Accident Injuries
Fortunately, physical injuries were not as extensive as oftentimes occurs in an accident of this nature. Although nearly everyone on board the Philadelphia school tour bus were taken to area hospitals, only a teacher and a student were classified as being in critical condition. The condition of these two individuals stabilized and even improved since the date of the accident.
As of Tuesday, only the teacher and four students remained hospitalized. Three of the four students were expected to be released before the end of the week. The majority of students were back in Philadelphia by the end of the day on Monday, some even stopping by their school to be with people from the community who gathered in support of those involved in the accident.
How the Philadelphia School Tour Bus Accident Occurred
Preliminary reports from the accident scene indicated that a vehicle attempting to pass the Philadelphia school tour bus somehow lose control while making the passing maneuver. As a result, the automobile attempting to pass the bus clipped the front end of the bus, causing the driver to lose control of that vehicle.
As the investigation continues, there is yet to be any specifics as to what caused the driver of the car that clipped the tour bus to lose control of that person's vehicle. For example, there has yet to be released an evidence that the car driver was somehow distracted while attempting to pass by doing something like talking on the phone. In addition, thus far there has been no suggestion by investigators that the car driver was under the influence at the time of the collision.
Providently, a busload of police officers was directly behind the Philadelphia school tour bus at the time of the accident. The officers on board became the first responders at the accident scene, soon supplemented by local emergency and law enforcement personnel.
Investigators kept the highway closed about five hours to review the accident scene, and to complete the cleanup process. The investigation is ongoing.
Long Term Impact of Philadelphia School Tour Bus Accident
The fact that a majority of passengers on the Philadelphia school tour bus sustained less serious physical injuries does not mean that they will be free from complications associated with the accident in the future. For example, the possibility always exists that one, or some, of these passengers will experience a physical problem of some sort associated with the accident at a future point in time.
The passengers on the school tour bus may also end up experience emotional distress, mental anguish, or a psychological issue because of the accident. For example, more than one passenger very well may end up suffering from post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.
The reality is that even though a passenger on a tour bus suffered less extensive injuries from an accident does not preclude that person from seeking compensation for injuries, damages, or losses that may arise at a later date. When seeking justice for these types of injuries, damages, or losses that exhibit at a later date, the assistance of a skilled, experienced tour bus accident lawyer can be invaluable. The Doan Law Office, at (800) 349-0000, has a tour bus accident lawyer team that can assist a person in better understanding their rights in the aftermath of a collision like the one involving the Philadelphia school tour bus.
Discuss Your Case with a School Tour Bus Accident Lawyer
A person with questions about a school tour bus accident can reach out to a member of The Doan Law Office legal team by calling our hotline at (800) 349-0000. Our school tour bus accident hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including all major holidays.
We can schedule an initial consultation with you at a time that is convenient for you. During an initial consultation, we not only will answer your questions, provide you with an evaluation of your case. There is no charge for an initial consultation with a school tour bus accident lawyer from our firm.
In addition, The Doan Law Firm never charges an attorney fee in a school tour bus accident case unless we obtain a favorable settlement or judgment for you. That is our promise to you.