Emergency crews including the Oklahoma City Fire Service responded to an accident on January 14th, 2020 involving a concrete truck and a school bus. The bus collision took place around 7:30 am near Southeast 89th Street and South Harrah Road.
Fire officials reported that the school bus belonged to McLoud Public School and was carrying 26 students of all ages.
Three Children Injured
The EMSA unit had to take three students to the Children’s Hospital in non-emergency condition after the crash that happened in southeast Oklahoma City Tuesday morning.
A high school student, a middle school student, and an elementary school student sustained minor injuries. The rest of the students on board the McLoud Public Schools bus were taken to school.
School Bus Found At Fault
McLoud Public School has confirmed that the bus belongs to them. Officials informed Fox 25 about eyewitness reports stating that the school bus clipped the front side of the concrete truck.
The truck was stationary while the bus was trying to navigate a turn onto SE 89th Street. The bus driver has not been cited with any charges yet and the story is still developing.
The three injured children were later released to their parents by afternoon. Another student was driven to the hospital in a personal vehicle after reaching the school with suspected injuries.
Types of Legal Claims in Bus Accidents
In Oklahoma, legal claims as a result of bus accident injuries fall into four main categories.
It can be confusing to understand the extent of a legal claim and to determine the parties at fault. An experienced neighborhood bus accident attorney can help navigate a legal claim.
Common Causes of Bus Accidents in Oklahoma
Accidents involving EMBARK, commercial buses, charter buses, city buses, and school buses can happen for a number of reasons. Some of the more common ones include distracted or negligent bus drivers. This refers to situations when the bus driver doesn’t follow standard code of duty or responsibility.
Bus drivers are by law responsible for ensuring safety of their passengers. However, there can be many other causes for a bus accident. It takes a reliable neighborhood bus accident lawyer to identify the various causes and hold all responsible parties liable.