Barnegat, NJ – Five Injured in School Bus Crash on Garden State Pkwy near Milepost 69.1NY/NJ Legal News
Barnegat, NJ (November 16, 2023) – Five individuals, including three students, suffered injuries after a school bus overturned in Barnegat Township. Reports from authorities show the school bus crashed at around 3:09 p.m. on Tuesday, November 14, in the southbound lanes of the Garden State Parkway near milepost 69.1.
Local sources report the school bus and a Lexus passenger vehicle collided while both headed south on the parkway. The Lexus left the roadway and drove up an embankment while the school bus overturned in the left lane of the road. Three students, the driver, and an aide were injured in the wreck. They were all transported to an area medical center for further evaluation and care.
At this time, the crash remains under investigation by area authorities.
We hope for the full recovery of the injured victims.
New Jersey Bus Accidents
In 2005, commercial bus crashes made up about 5% of all major vehicle accidents in the United States. Around 14% of large vehicle collinos involved buses in the state of New Jersey in 2005. Bus collisions that occurred during that same time period show that 39 collisions involved 40 buses and caused severe injuries and death for the people involved.
American traffic accident research and statistics show that around 50% of these accidents happen due to the actions of negligent bus drivers. Bus crashes in the United States often happen due to:
- Driving distracted
- Illegal lane changes/turns
- Defective bus parts
- Failing to stay on the road during lane changes
Bus drivers are expected to uphold a certain standard of care while operating their vehicles. They must maintain their vehicles in safe and proper working order in order to keep their passengers as safe as possible at all times. If and when they fail to do so, they risk their own lives as well as the lives of everyone who boards their bus at any given time.
After a serious bus accident, injured victims may be stuck in the hospital for prolonged periods while they attempt to recover from their injuries. The emotional, economic, and physical consequences associated with suffering injuries in a bus accident can sometimes be catastrophic, and totally upend the lives of victims. Crash victims and their loved ones should not have to worry about how they will make ends meet during the aftermath of their accidents, however, this happens frequently due to the many losses and damages that have the potential to cumulate during this difficult time.
If you or someone you love has recently been hurt in a bus crash, that you believe may have happened due to the actions of a distracted or otherwise negligent bus driver, you should contact a bus crash lawyer from the law office of Metro Law. Our bus accident attorneys in Barnegat can help you file a personal injury claim for financial compensation so you can get the
Contact our law office at (800) 469-6476 to determine what compensation you may be entitled to at this time. We offer free case evaluations and only collect payment if you receive compensation, so you have nothing to lose.