Team Bus Accident - A Parent’s Nightmare

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A bus accident can have significant physical, emotional and financial consequences for passengers and their loved ones. When you put your children on a school bus, hire an airport shuttle bus, ride a city transit bus, or take a cross country bus tour, you are placing your
trust in the driver, the bus company and others with you or your loved one’s security and safety.

A parent’s worst nightmare is the thought of injury to their children. The following story illustrates just that occurrence, which fortunately resulted in only minor injuries. If you or your children have been involved in a bus accident, you must contact a qualified, experienced attorney well versed in handling accidents of this type.

According to the Washington County Sheriff’s Department, an Iowa City School District bus went into the median and onto its side near the intersection of U.S. Highway 218 and 160th Street in rural Washington County, south of Riverside. Students on the bus were moved to a Highland Community School District bus and transported to an area hospital for evaluation.

Iowa City High wrestlers described a frightening scene to The Little Hawk newspaper following a bus rollover. The bus was taking the team to a meet in New London when the bus lost control and rolled over at about 7:05 a.m. on Highway 218 in Riverside.

“The bus driver told us to hold on,” said Daquay Campbell. “I thought she was turning but then the bus began to roll.”

The bus had hit the median and said to roll over three times before coming to a stop on its side. Passengers were dislodged from their seats and thrown around the bus.

“It was scary because some guys were sleeping when the bus crashed,” said Campbell. “They were lying on each other and not moving,” said Campbell.

Assistant coach Richard Kunc carried injured wrestlers out of the bus until paramedics arrived. Kunc found out at the hospital that he had fractured his ribs. Seven wrestlers and the bus driver sustained injuries from the accident.

In all bus accident cases it is essential that measures be taken promptly to preserve evidence, investigate the accident in question, and to enable physicians or other expert witnesses to thoroughly evaluate any injuries. If you or a loved one is a victim of a bus accident, contact the Law offices of Daniel A. Gibalevich.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a bus accident and you need the services of a Personal Injury Lawyer in Los Angeles please contact us at (323) 947-2224 or visit the Personal Injury section on our website at the DAG Law Firm. Call today and we will connect you with Daniel A. Gibalevich, an experienced, aggressive, affordable Personal Injury Attorney in Los Angeles. After you have spoken with our Los Angeles Personal Injury Law attorney, we can schedule you a free face to face appointment to discuss your circumstances. If you have questions or are considering any aspect of Personal Injury Law, we can help! Call us now at (323) 947-2224. We look forward to hearing from you and assisting you with all questions and concerns if you’ve been injured in a bus accident.

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