Two children were taken to the hospital following a McAllen school bus accident. The school bus was transported 13 children at the time of the crash. The bus was rear-ended by a person driving a Chevy Blazer. The driver of the Blazer was speeding at the time of the collision. The Chevy Blazer driver that caused the school bus accident fled the scene.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the two students were hospitalized for unknown injuries. The names of the injured students have not been released because the are minors.
Police have asked residents in and around McAllen to be on the lookout for the driver that caused the accident. Beyond the fact that the speeding motorist was driving a Chevy Blazer, little information currently is available about the identity of the driver that caused the accident.
The children on the bus at the time of the accident are students in the Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District. The accident occurred north of McAllen.
Between the years 2009 and 2018, over 1,200 people were killed in school transportation related accidents in the United States. That averages to about 120 days annually school buses. About 20 percent of the victims of fatal school bus accidents were children on their way to and from school. About 40 percent of children killed in school accidents were in collisions that occurred during the morning drive time, approximately 40 percent during the evening period. The remainder were killed in school bus accidents that occurred during other times of the day, specifically when special trips were take involving school age children.
When it comes to nonfatal school bus accidents in Texas and elsewhere in the United States, the most commonplace types of injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injury
- Soft tissue damage
- Neck trauma
- Cuts and lacerations
- Back and spinal cord damage
In some cases, injuries sustained in a school bus accident are not immediately evident. This includes serious injuries like a traumatic brain injury with symptoms that don’t develop directly after the accident. For this reason, if your child has been involved in a school bus accident and was not immediately taken to a hospital because of the nature of his or her obvious injuries, a medical evaluation should nonetheless follow a collision. An appointment can be made with a child’s pediatrician, if that can be arranged promptly. Otherwise, a visit to the emergency room might be warranted because, in the end, it truly is better to be safe than sorry – particularly when it comes to the health and wellbeing of a child.
If you have a child who’s been injured in a school bus accident, The Doan Law Firm is here for you. We have experience in representing students injured in school bus accidents in Texas and across the country. We also have a background in representing families who’ve lost a student in a fatal school bus accident.
The Doan Law Firm maintains a McAllen school bus accident lawyer hotline at (956) 415-0000. We staff the school bus accident lawyer hotline 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 52 weeks a year.
We can schedule an initial consultation with a school bus accident attorney from our firm any time that is convenient for you. Our McAllen offices are located conveniently at:
4900 West Expressway 83
McAllen, Texas 78501
We can also arrange an appointment at your home, the hospital, or any location that is convenient for you. A virtual consultation and case evaluation can be scheduled online as well. There is never a charge for an initial consultation with a Doan Law Firm school bus accident lawyer.
The Doan Law Firm represents school bus accident injury victims across the United States. A nationwide law firm headquartered in Texas, we have 40 offices located from coast to coast across the United States. Our national bus accident lawyer hotline is (800) 349-0000. Our national bus accident attorney hotline is also staffed around the clock, 365 days a year.
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