Feb 14, 2013 |


Feb 14, 2013 - Car Accidents

In an attempt to get from point A to point B, drivers can encounter various hazards and potential dangers on the road. Car accidentsinvolving other vehicles or single vehicle accident can happen at a moment’s notice and can occur for numerous reasons. Drivers should always be cautious of road conditions. Whether it is rush hour, an accident, inclement weather or construction, certain precautions should always be taken. Drivers should always reduce their speeds, keep a safe distance from other vehicles, check their mirrors before changing lanes and remain off their cellphones while driving.

A group of high school students from Pennsylvania were injured on a bus that was traveling to visit Harvard University. The accident occurred when the bus crashed into a bridge. The collision resulted in 35 people being injured. Some were seriously injured in the incident, which could be relative to the magnitude of the collision or the fact that buses commonly do not have safety belts for the passengers. The mother of a 16-year-old boy who was on the bus says that her son was seriously injured in the accident, but he is now alert and able to cooperate with doctors.

The Massachusetts state police are investigating this incident, and details surrounding the cause for the crash have not been reported at this time. Those who were injured in this collision or an accident like this might be eligible for a personal injury claim if it is found that the driver or another party was negligent in causing the collision. The money awarded in such a claim would pay for any expenses incurred due to the incident. Costs such as medical bills, rehabilitation, damages and pain and suffering could be covered.

Not all accidents can be prevented, but often the severity of the collision and the injuries can be reduced. It is crucial that drivers and passengers wear their seatbelts, and it is important that drivers watch their speeds and remain attentive.

Source:Independent Mail, “Mom: Pennsylvania teen injured in Boston bus crash is alert,” Feb. 6, 2013

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