Bus Driver Charged After Five Children Injured in Maryland School Bus Accident

By Peter DePaolis

According to CBS DC, several children were injured when a school bus drifted across a road in Beltsville and into a bus stop.

Police say the 61-year-old driver left the bus unattended around 7:15 a.m. in front of High Point High School in Beltsville. Police say for unknown reasons, the bus began moving and struck an elementary school-aged child waiting at a bus stop at the corner of Powder Mill Road and Glen Shell Road. Thankfully, a Baltimore County police officer who was nearby the scene of the accident was able to pull the young child from under the bus.

The young child and four students onboard the bus during the accident were taken to a local hospital for their injuries.

The bus driver faces charges of reckless endangerment, leaving a child unattended and several traffic charges related to the accident.

What Should I Do If I Was Injured in a Bus Accident?

If you were injured as a passenger in a bus accident, you will want to contact an injury lawyer as soon as possible. The evidence that the federal investigation turns up will be important if you are going to seek damages for injuries sustained in the accident. You will want a legal advocate to interpret and deal with information provided by the government, as well as negotiate with the bus company lawyers and insurance claims adjusters.

If claims for negligence are against a public or governmental entity, you will be dealing with complex laws that have strict time limitations. How these intricate laws are applied differs depending on the circumstances and evidence surrounding the accident.

If your child or someone you love suffered injuries in a bus accident, contact us today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.

Koonz, McKenney, Johnson & DePaolis L.L.P.

Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia Injury Attorneys

Source: http://washington.cbslocal.com/2014/04/07/school-bus-strikes-2-students-in-pr-georges-co/

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About the Author
Peter DePaolis joined the firm in 1980 and has since represented a large number of individuals involved in automobile collisions, truck accidents, bus crashes, defective products, and medical malpractice cases. A significant portion of Mr. DePaolis’ practice is devoted to working on behalf of people suffering from asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related cancers. He has led his firm’s fight against the asbestos industry and has recovered over $30 million in damages for asbestos victims and their families.