12-Year-Old Dies After Bus Rolls Into Ditch And Catches Fire
We need to bring you a tragic story that happened earlier this month in nearby Mesquite. A 12-year-old girl and other students were injured when the school bus they were on rolled into a ditch and caught fire.
“It is with a very heavy heart that we must confirm that today, we lost one student,” a statement from the district said.
Three other students were hospitalized out of the 42 on board. The rest were taken back to school to be reunited with their families. Three officers who worked to pull students from the bus were also treated for smoke inhalation.
As of yet, the cause of the crash has not been determined.
We know that the last thing you think about when you say goodbye to your kids each day is the possibility that they will get hurt. There can be nothing scarier than getting a phone call and someone telling you that your child has been in an accident.
Do you know what to do if this happens to you? If you need a Dallas bus accident attorney, you can count on the Law Office of Dorothy Hyde.
There are more than just school buses on Dallas roadways. Think about how many you see on a daily basis. From long-distance transportation buses to the many DART buses, we are surrounded by bus options. Thousands of people use them each day.
But they can also be the cause of major accidents.
Companies and Drivers
It is up to bus companies and agencies to regularly inspect and maintain their vehicles. If they do not, a failure on any part of the bus can cause the driver to lose control. Accidents commonly occur in larger vehicles due to failure on the part of tires or wheels, the brakes, the steering, or the powertrain.
Bus drivers should also be trained to drive each vehicle they are asked to operate. They should never drive while they are distracted by their phones or other devices. They should also never operate while impaired by drugs or alcohol.
Buses are large vehicles that have the ability to cause a mass casualty incident. Remember, most places do not require bus passengers to wear seat belts.
What You Can Do
We know how scary bus accidents can be. We also know that you may be dealing with injuries that can make it hard to focus on the financial aspects of your life. We do not think you should not have to suffer financially because of someone else’s negligence.
When you need a bus accident attorney in Dallas, you can count on the Law Office of Dorothy Hyde. We will work to secure the compensation you deserve for your accident-related expenses. From medical expenses and lost income to pain and suffering damages, we will fight for you. You can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 214-883-1700.