During the morning and afternoon hours, from one side of the United States to the next, school buses load up children and transport them to and from their place of learning. At the same time these buses are on the street, there are many others, including cars, trucks and motorcycles, that are sharing the road.
According to police, 17 high school students were injured in a bus and car accident on Monday afternoon, June 2, 2104, on Long Island, New York.
The incident took place on the Hempstead Turnpike at approximately 3:30 p.m., the time at which students would be taken from school back to their bus stops.
At this time, there is no additional information on who caused the accident; however, police said that one car and two buses were involved. Although police did not release details as to how many students were on board at the time of the collision, they did say that 17 of them were injured as a result of the accident. Authorities did not release the exact conditions of the injured students, but noted that none of them where life-threatening.
It is important for buses and other vehicles to share the road at all times of the day. In many cases, buses are full of students, most of whom are not strapped into their seat. For this reason, a collision of any kind, even a minor incident between a bus and a car, can lead to injuries. Fortunately, the students involved in this accident were able to be treated for non-life threatening injuries; however, they may be able to seek compensation for those injuries, as well as for other damages.
Source: CBS New York, “Long Island School Bus Accident Leaves 17 Students Injured” No author given, Jun. 02, 2014