Traffic congestion is a never ending problem on Maryland roads. With the constant congestion exists the constant threat of motor vehicle accidents. Accidents involving school buses can be particularly traumatic, and a recent accident in Prince George’s County serves to remind people to be on the lookout for school buses, to obey the flashing lights and exercise extra caution.
The accident happened about 6 a.m. when high school students are being picked up for the bus trip to school. The accident involved a school bus, a car and a tractor-trailer. The bus and the car were traveling east and the truck was coming from the south. The car became sandwiched between the bus and the truck.
The driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene. Eight additional people, at least two of them teenagers, suffered what appeared to be non life-threatening injuries. The bus had been heading toward Charles H. Flowers High School. A hazardous materials team was reportedly dispatched to assist with the cleanup and the cause of the accident remains under investigation.
Increased traffic increases the chance of an accident in Maryland, and deadlines and time crunches contribute to everyone often being in a hurry. Tragic motor vehicle accidents can result. There is nothing that can turn back time and undo what has already happened. Consulting with a personal injury attorney can help a person determine if a civil lawsuit against the party deemed responsible is a viable option. A successful civil suit can provide compensation for medical costs, final costs and other verifiable losses.