A Colorado Springs Christian Schools bus was involved in an accident last Wednesday afternoon.
Woodland Park Police, Teller County Sheriff’s deputies, and the Ute Pass Regional Ambulance Service responded to the call.
The bus driver failed to yield to oncoming traffic, made an illegal turn onto the eastbound lane of U.S. 24 and Aspen Garden Way, and was struck by an oncoming car, according to Woodland Park Police dispatcher Dean Schanche.
The bus driver was unconscious after the accident and was transported to Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs. The two passengers of the other car were sent to Pikes Peak Regional Hospital. The 14 children on the bus were not injured.
Accidents involving commercial vehicles, like school buses, can cause serious injury; they even be fatal. The risk of injury and death is especially high for the driver and passengers of a standard car or truck that collides with a large commercial vehicle.
According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, one out of every nine U.S. traffic deaths resulted from a collision with a large truck. Close to 75% of those fatalities were occupants of another vehicle.
If you have been injured in a commercial vehicle accident in or around Colorado Springs, you need to seek the legal advice of personal injury attorney Gordon Heuser. The law offices of Heuser and Heuser have represented injured victims of accidents involving school buses, semi trucks, cargo vans, and other types of commercial vehicles.
You may be entitled to financial compensation for your school bus accident injuries, including medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, property damage, and partial or permanent disability. Colorado Springs accident injury lawyer Gordon Heuser will fight to protect your rights and get you the money you deserve.
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