Car Collides with School Bus

Yellow school bus driving along streetWhen parents put their children on the bus in the morning, they assume they will be safe. The same can be said when parents entrust a bus driver to bring their children home from school. Unfortunately for parents in San Bernardino, this wasn’t the case in early April.

According to reports, a Toyota Prius collided with a school bus just after 2 p.m. at the intersection of Waterman Avenue and 36th Street earlier in the month. There were children on the bus at the time of the accident, but parents were relieved to discover that none were injured. Students were quickly evacuated from the school bus after the accident. Officers responding to the scene discovered that the bus had been damaged and fuel was leaking from it, prompting the immediate evacuation of the students.

The cause of the accident was the driver of the Prius who was fleeing from police. According to the San Bernardino Police Department, officers had initiated a traffic stop on the driver of the car, and the driver fled the scene in an attempt to avoid being arrested. The driver then struck the school bus.

The Prius’ driver was arrested for evasion and the suspected possession of methamphetamine.

If you or your child has been injured in a vehicle accident in San Bernardino, you may have the right to compensation under current state law. Reach out to our team of accident attorneys to learn more about your rights. You may be awarded damages for medical bills, lost wages and more. Call today to schedule your free case evaluation. We are here to assist you and your family.

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