Union, NJ – School Bus Crash on Frontage Rd Sends Several to HospitalNY/NJ Legal News
Union, NJ (November 7, 2023) – A traffic accident occurred in Union between a school bus sand a passenger vehicle on Monday afternoon, November 6. At approximately 4:00 p.m., the wreck was reported to police and paramedics in the area who promptly responded to the scene.
Reports show that at least 30 kids from the Union Township School District were present on the bus at the time of the collision. Some were transported to Hunterdon Medical Center with injuries, according to reports.
Two adults who were present in the passenger vehicle were also transported to the same hospital for treatment. No one involved has been identified at this time.
Our thoughts are with those involved in this bus accident in Union in hopes of a full recovery.
New Jersey Bus Collisions
From 2005 to 2006, commercial buses comprised about 5% of all large vehicle crashes in the United States. In 2005, around 14% of all collisions in New Jersey involving large vehicles involved buses. A study conducted during that same year concluded that 40 buses were involved in 39 accidents that resulted in serious injuries and fatalities for those involved.
Research shows that approximately 50% of those accidents happened either partially or totally due to the negligent actions of bus drivers. Bus accidents often happen under the following circumstances:
- Drivers operate their vehicles while distracted
- Drivers fail to remain on the roadway during lane changes
- Drivers operate their vehicles with defective brakes
- Drivers engage in dangerous tailgating
- Drivers travel at unsafe speeds
- Drivers make Illegal lane changes or turns
Public carriers such as bus drivers and their bus companies are legally and professionally bound to a specific duty of care to maintain their buses in safe and proper working order, and to also operate their buses safely and responsibly. When this duty of care is breached, by either the driver or their employer, everyone involved is at risk of sustaining serious or even fatal injuries.
Following a serious bus accident, those who suffer injuries may find themselves stuck in the hospital for a long time where they must undergo medical care that is expensive, exhausting, and sometimes invasive. Being injured in a traffic accident is never easy, and can cost victims a lot of time, energy, and money. Both economic and noneconomic consequences can arise from being injured in a serious bus accident.
Bus crash victims and their loved ones should not feel like they have nowhere to turn in the aftermath of their accidents. Personal injury attorneys work hard to make sure that injured accident victims are able to recover in every way possible after accidents of any kind. An attorney from the law office of Metro Law is available to help you and your family members recover after you have been wrongfully injured in any type of accident.
When you or a beloved member of your family has suffered injuries in a serious bus accident that you believe was caused by a negligent driver, contact an experienced bus accident attorney in Union at (800) 469-6476 to determine what compensation you may be entitled to.