Fatal Baltimore Accident Involving Two Buses
Georgia Auto Accident Attorney Discusses Fatal Baltimore Accident Involving Two Buses
Whenever an accident involves a school bus, the first thing that many people hope for is that all children on board are safe. In the case of a recent Baltimore school bus accident, there were no children on board, according to the Kansas City Star. However, the accident tragically resulted in the loss of six lives as well as serious injuries to others. The reason why this tragic accident occurred is still in question, but early evidence suggests the school bus driver may have had a medical emergency that contributed to the cause of this accident.
As a 67-year-old Baltimore school bus driver was trying to get to the first stop of the day on an early November morning, his bus suddenly struck a cemetery wall. The school bus then rear-ended a passenger vehicle, sending the bus into oncoming traffic where it slammed into the front driver side of a commuter city bus. The impact of the two buses colliding sadly resulted in the death of the school bus driver himself, as well as the driver of the and four passengers of the city commuter bus.
What Went Wrong?
The school bus driver was known for being dependable, and so far, records have not shown that the driver has any negative driving history. The scene of the accident suggests that the school bus driver did not use his brakes before striking the cemetery wall, which supports the theory that the bus driver may have suffered some medical emergency, which was a contributing factor in this accident. Potential medical emergencies the driver may have suffered include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Heart attack;
• Transient ischemic attack (TIA) and other types of strokes;
• Seizure; and
• Anaphylactic shock (from a severe allergic reaction, which usually results in an inability to breathe).
An autopsy is likely to show whether the school bus driver had any medical emergency or event that may have resulted in the man losing consciousness and therefore leading to this catastrophic accident. It is important to keep in mind that the above-listed conditions are only theories and possibilities, so there has not yet been any definitive finding that the school bus driver suffered from any of these conditions. It is hopeful that an autopsy will reveal answers that survivors and family members of lost loved ones can use to put the pieces back together.
While it is disheartening that six innocent individuals lost their lives and many others injured as a result of this school bus accident, many families are thankful that their children were not on the school bus at the time this accident occurred. The consequences could have been much worse, resulting in serious and even fatal injuries to numerous children.
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