Summer is winding down in Connecticut, and buses full of children are venturing back out onto the road as a new school year begins. While many children rely on buses to get them to school and return them home, parents may worry about the risk of a public transit accident. Especially when roads are congested by morning traffic or an afternoon rush hour, the risk of a serious accident increases.
Recently, a Connecticut child suffered injuries as a result of an accident involving the bus in which he was riding. It is reported he was the only passenger on the bus when it collided with another car. The road where the crash occurred had to be closed for over an hour as emergency workers cleaned the debris and launched an investigation into what caused the accident.
It has not yet been established if the driver of the bus is at fault for the collision or if the driver of the other vehicle caused the wreck. The investigation is ongoing. The injured boy was surely frightened and now must begin the school year recovering from the injuries he suffered.
When a child has been injured in a public transit accident, parents may feel overwhelmed. It can be difficult to deal with medical bills, missed school and physical rehabilitation, and psychological troubles can be a lot to deal with when parents are trying to care for a child who was injured through someone else’s negligence. In many cases, it can be helpful to contact an experienced attorney. An attorney may be able to help families deal with a myriad of issues that can come up in the wake of an accident.