Atlanta School Bus Wreck Kills a Man and Injures Two Children


April 30, 2017

Summary:
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported a man died, and two children were injured in a  school bus crash in Atlanta. Our personal injury attorney in Georgia reports that the accident occurred when the man, who was driving a car, attempted to make a left turn in front of the school bus. The bus struck the car, and the man was pronounced dead at the scene. At the time of the accident, twenty-six students were on the school bus. Two students received minor injuries in the crash, and they were released to their parents after their injuries got treated at the accident scene.

Atlanta School Bus Wreck Kills a Man and Injures Two Children

A man tragically lost his life, and two children received minor injuries in a recent Atlanta school bus crash. Our personal injury attorney in Georgia reports that a man in a car turned left, directly in front of a school bus. The bus hit the car, and two of the twenty-six children who were on the bus were hurt. The male driver of the car died at the scene of the crash from his injuries. The children's injuries were minor, and they got released to their parents after receiving treatment for their injuries at the accident scene.

Are School Buses Safe?

When you learn about a school bus accident, the news may cause you to wonder how safe it is to send your children to school on the bus every weekday. Parents whose children ride the bus to and from school need not worry that their children get exposed to more danger than their peers who do not ride the bus. Research indicates that school buses are the safest way for kids to get to and from school. Riding to school in private vehicles is an estimated seven times more dangerous than riding to school in a school bus is.

If you rode a bus to school, you probably remember that there were not any seatbelts on the bus. If you think that school buses have seat belts now, think again. School bus interior design has changed little in the last few decades when parents rode the bus to school, even though as parents we are required to use various types of child safety seats in our private vehicles until our kids are rather large. Most school buses do not have seatbelts. The lack of seatbelts in today's school buses is not an oversight, nor is it due to the age of the school buses. It is a deliberate choice by school bus manufacturers, who have studied many different types of school bus designs and who have determined that the no-seatbelt design is the safest.

The reason why school buses are so safe to ride in, even without seatbelts, is that they keep passengers safe in a different way than other types of passenger vehicles do. School buses have padded, high-backed seats, which divide the interior of the bus into compartments. This compartmentalized design reduces the amount of passenger movement during a collision. The large size of a school bus also helps to keep passengers safe by distributing the impact from any accident across a wide area. Internal compartments and impact-absorbing size are just two of many design features that help to keep your kids safe on the school bus.

If you or a loved one were hurt in a motor vehicle accident, you might have a lot of questions and concerns. A knowledgeable and experienced personal injury attorney at Montlick and Associates can examine the facts and circumstances of what happened and advise you on what steps are necessary to protect your rights.  Call Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law for your free consultation today.

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