Plainfield, NJ – Injuries Follow School Bus Accident at Randolph Rd near Field Ave

Plainfield, NJ – Injuries Follow School Bus Accident at Randolph Rd near Field Ave

Plainfield, NJ (May 25, 2023) – A school bus was involved in a traffic accident in Plainfield on Tuesday afternoon, May 23. At approximately 2:00 p.m., the wreck was reported to officials in the area, who went to the scene to render aid and investigate. 

Responders were observed at the interaction of Randolph Road and Field Avenue shortly after 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday. Authorities report that a rideshare vehicle ran a stop sign and struck the bus. 

Some kids on the bus suffered injuries and received medical attention from paramedics on-site before being transported to an area hospital. Two adults who were present in the rideshare vehicle at the time also sustained injuries. 

Overall, 25 children and five adults were involved in the accident. Authorities in Plainfield continue to investigate the details of the collision. 

Our thoughts are with everyone involved. We hope for their full and fast recovery. 

New Jersey Bus Crashes

From 2005 to 2006, commercial buses became involved in approximately 5% of all large vehicle collisions reported across the US. In 2005, approximately 14% of all large vehicle collisions in New Jersey involved buses. A study concerning bus crashes during that same time period found that 40 buses were involved in 39 crashes that caused serious injuries and death for the people involved. 

Research shows that about 50% of those wrecks were caused completely or partially by bus drivers. Bus accidents are usually caused by the following:

  • Distracted driving
  • Failing to remain on the roadway during lane changes
  • Defective brakes
  • Tailgating
  • Driving at unsafe speeds
  • Illegal lane changes or turns

Public carriers like bus drivers possess a professional duty to abide by a certain standard of care in operating their vehicles. Bus companies are required to maintain their vehicles in proper and safe working conditions for their passengers. When bus drivers fail to do this, they put themselves and all of the people they transport at serious risk of sustaining severe injuries or even losing their lives. 

After a severe bus crash, victims may be sent to the hospital for extended periods of time while they try to recover from serious crash-related injuries. The physical, emotional, and economic consequences of any traffic crash are usually cumulative. Injured accident victims and their families should not have to fight for fair compensation. If you were hurt in a bus accident caused by negligence, you should contact a bus accident lawyer who can help you recover. A lawyer from Metro Law can help you get the financial compensation you need and deserve during this trying time.  

Those who sustain injuries in bus crashes usually require ongoing medical care that can last for months or longer. These treatments can be extensive and expensive and take up a lot of time, money, and energy. Contact an experienced bus accident attorney in Plainfield at  (800) 469-6476 to find out what compensation you could be entitled to if you or a loved one suffered injuries in a commercial bus accident.