School Bus from Polk County Involved in Serious Accident, Driver Tragically Dies
POLK COUNTY, FL – According to an online news report at wfla.com, a head-on collision occurs between a school bus and another vehicle. The driver of the bus perished in the crash.*
The bus was transporting four students at the time of the accident, all of whom were unharmed in the crash. It appears that the bus driver was not at fault for causing the accident. There are no further details on the accident at this time. The crash remains under investigation by the local police.
Accidents that involve school buses can happen for a multitude of reasons, including the potential negligence of a school district who is responsible for operating the bus. Parents of school-aged children who were injured in a public school bus accident must be aware that bringing forth a lawsuit against a state agency, such as a school district, differs in a variety of ways than filing a lawsuit against a private party such as the other driver or the manufacturer of the school bus. In cases involving the negligence of a school district, there are limits on how long an injured party has to file a claim, especially shorter notice requirement on claims against governmental entities, so it is crucial that an injured party act quickly following a bus accident where the bus driver is at fault.
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