Edison, NJ – School Bus Crash Injures One Student on Rahway RdNY/NJ Legal News
Edison, NJ (October 18, 2023) – Police in Edison are currently investigating after a school bus crash occurred on Wednesday morning, October 11. Responders including paramedics, police, and fire crews responded to the scene shortly after the wreck occurred.
Reports show the incident took place on Rahway Road when the driver went around a curve and lost control, causing the bus to crash into a house. About 30 students from John Adams Middle School were on the bus at the time of the collision, police said.
The brakes on the bus reportedly failed and the driver went through the field in order to avoid striking other homes. At least two students present on the bus suffered injuries. Police report that no one inside the house sustained any injuries.
Debris was strewn across the yard of the home after the collision as middle school students gathered near the bus and emergency crews worked at the scene. Authorities in Edison continue to investigate.
We hope for the full recovery of the injured victims.
New Jersey Bus Crashes
In the United States, commercial buses were involved in approximately 5% of large vehicle accidents from 2005 to 2006. Every year, about 17,000 kids sustain injuries in bus crashes in the US, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. In New Jersey, the rate of school bus crashes has been on the rise, especially in the past decade.
Across the United States, crashes of all types have been increasing in numbers, most likely due to the number of distracted drivers also increasing. The most common types of negligent driving seen among drivers in the United States include:
- Distracted driving
- Failing to remain on the roadway during lane changes
- Defective brakes
- Driving at unsafe speeds
- Illegal lane changes or turns
Driver negligence is the main cause of the majority of traffic accidents in the United States. Public carriers, such as bus drivers, have a professional duty to adhere to a specific standard of care while driving. Bus companies must safely maintain their vehicles in proper working order to preserve the safety of any passengers. When bus drivers fail to meet these standards, they risk their own lives, as well as the lives of everyone who boards their bus. Negligent bus drivers and bus companies risk the lives of every passenger they carry and should be held accountable for any injuries or fatalities that occur on their watch. e people they transport at serious risk of sustaining severe injuries or even losing their lives.
Those who are hurt in bus accidents often need medical care that can be expensive, and last for days, weeks or even longer. These treatments can be extremely costly and draining, both mentally and physically, for victims and their family members. If you or someone you love has recently been hurt in a bus accident that you believe was caused by a negligent driver, call the law office of Metro Law to talk to a personal injury lawyer.
An attorney can help you file a personal injury claim for compensation so you can get the funds you need to cover all of the costs that may stem from your crash. Contact an experienced bus accident attorney in Edison at (800) 469-6476 to learn more about your legal rights and options at this time.