Montgomery, NJ – School Bus with Students Crashed on CR 518 near Vreeland DrNY/NJ Legal News
Montgomery, NJ (May 11, 2023) – A school bus with students on board was involved in a collision on Thursday after colliding with another vehicle. On Thursday, May 10, at around 4:14 p.m., police in Montgomery and Montgomery EMS were sent to the scene on County Route 518 to render aid.
Emergency responders were seen helping people involved in the collision on CR-518 near Vreeland Drive. Investigations conducted by authorities show the bus driver was headed east on CR 518 when it was involved in a collision with a man from Pennington, age 47, who was traveling west in a 2009 Subaru Forrester.
Both drivers and all students were rendered aid by EMS at the scene. At this time, no one involved has been identified as authorities in Montgomery continue to investigate the details of the accident.
One of the involved vehicles was towed from the scene due to damages sustained in the crash. Traffic delays ensued in the area while crews were present on the road.
Our thoughts are with those involved in this auto collision in Montgomery.
New Jersey Bus Crashes
From 2005 to 2006, commercial buses were involved in about 5% of all reported large vehicle crashes throughout the nation. Approximately 14% of all large vehicle crashes in New York involved buses in 2005. A study concerning bus wrecks during that same time period revealed that 40 buses were involved in 39 accidents that ended in severe injuries and fatalities for those involved.
Research shows that approximately 50% of those crashes were caused partially or completely by bus drivers. Bus accidents are usually caused by:
- Distracted driving
- Failing to remain on the roadway during lane changes
- Defective brakes
- 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 Montgomery 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.