Petal, MS – Student Injured After Two Buses Collide on Old MS Hwy 42Mississippi Legal News
Petal, MS (May 4, 2021) – A student was injured in Petal following a collision involving two school buses on Monday, May 3.
The incident was reported that afternoon at around 3 p.m. Emergency responders were called to the scene, located on Old MS Highway 42 near Moore Funeral Home. According to local sources, two school buses collided, leaving one student injured.
The driver of another vehicle entered into the path of a school bus, causing the bus driver to abruptly hit the brakes. A second school bus traveling behind the first bus was unable to stop in time and crashed into it. The injured student was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
The driver of the passenger car fled the scene. An ongoing investigation into the crash is being handled by the Petal Police Department.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
School Bus Accidents in Mississippi
Anyone can be involved in a collision, including those tasked with operating a bus. An estimated 128 people are killed annually in school-transportation-related accidents each year, with 1,282 reported fatalities from 2007 to 2016. During this time, 281 school-age children lost their lives in school bus accidents, and 58 of these fatalities involved the occupants of the bus.
In order to recover compensation after an accident, you have to determine that the negligence of another party directly contributed to your injuries. This can be difficult on your own, and many crash victims find themselves overwhelmed by the personal injury process. An experienced Mississippi personal injury lawyer can help you construct a strong case, make sure your legal rights are secured, and ensure that the liable party is held accountable for their role in the accident.
When you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a Petal bus accident, or in any way by the negligence of another person, it is important to protect your rights. At Germany Law Firm PLLC, we believe in providing top-quality legal representation to all our clients to increase their chances of a successful claim, and we have a proven track record of helping crash victims obtain fair and full compensation to cover their damages after a school bus accident. Contact our offices today at (601) 487-0555 to discuss your case today and see what our team of Petal personal injury attorneys can do for you.
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Disclaimer: At Germany Law Firm, PLLC, we provide the information found in these accident reports as a resource for families who have been in similar situations and to raise awareness about the dangers of driving. We would also like to honor the victims who have been injured or lost their life as a result of a Mississippi accident and hope that the information reported will help prevent future accidents. The photographs depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.