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Thirteen Students Injured After Pickup Truck Strikes School Bus

Thirteen Students Injured After Pickup Truck Strikes School Bus

East Meadow, NY – On Monday May 1, 2023, at around 3:45 p.m. Nassau fire officials were called to the scene of a school bus accident in East Meadow. Thirteen students and a bus driver were on board when a pickup truck collided with the bus outside of Meadowbrook Elementary School. As a result, all passengers were transported to a hospital for evaluation.

The 57-year-old driver of the pickup truck had to be extracted from the vehicle. He also suffered minor injuries.

School Bus Accidents

On average, over 35,000 school buses are involved in accidents each year in the United States. In this horrible accident, the families of the injured students should hire an investigative team to evaluate all aspects surrounding the crash. This includes reviewing:

  • Vehicle blind spots
  • Driving records
  • Driver accident history
  • Vehicle accident history
  • Any video evidence of the crash
  • Video from the bus
  • Inspection of roadway conditions
  • Speed the pickup truck was travelling
  • Police accident report
  • Any testing of driver for drugs and alcohol
  • Any history of driver with drugs and alcohol
  • Phone and texting records of the driver
  • All eyewitness accounts of the accident

School Bus Accident Attorneys

As one of America’s largest injury law firms, The Barnes Firm has helped many clients injured in bus accidents and have found that some common causes include:  

  • Inexperienced drivers   
  • Distracted driving   
  • Fatigue  
  • Speeding or reckless driving   
  • Congested roads   
  • Inadequate vehicle maintenance   

Our trusted and experienced bus accident attorneys have helped thousands of people injured in bus accidents get the best result possible. From the first phone conversation through to the final settlement, the team of attorneys at The Barnes Firm will work hard for you every step of the way.     

Call (800) 800-0000 today for a FREE case evaluation. It could be the best call you make.        

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