School Bus Accident Leaves Driver of Pickup With Head Injury After Crash On Saunders Settlement Road and Campbell Boulevard In Cambria
LOCKPORT, NEW YORK (January 18, 2018) – A pickup truck driver was seriously injured after a school bus made an illegal left turn on Saunders Settlement Road and Campbell Boulevard in Cambria.
The school bus driver was issued a ticket for failing to yield the right of way after the school bus accident.
The school bus driver was apparently heading down Lockport Junction Road before they attempted to make a left turn onto Saunders Settlement Road.
Firefighters and paramedics rushed to the scene of the bus accident in order to extricate the pickup truck driver from his vehicle.
The pickup truck driver sustained head lacerations and had to be taken to the Erie County Medical Center in order to receive treatment for his injuries.
There were no students on the bus at the time of the collision.
LIABILITY IN SCHOOL BUS ACCIDENTS WITH DRIVERS MAKING LEFT TURNS
School bus drivers have a responsibility to exercise due care and drive in a reasonably safe manner in order to avoid causing accidents. If a school bus driver is negligent and causes an accident in the scope and course of their employment, the school district that employed them may be liable for any injuries that occur. With respect to left-hand turns, a driver making a left-hand turn should always yield the right of way to other drivers that are close enough to pose a hazard. Any person that is injured by a school bus driver making an illegal left-hand turn may be able to file a claim for damages.
Our staff at Lipsig Lawyers were very concerned to learn about the terrible school bus accident that injured a pickup truck driver by Lockport and Cambria. We extend our thoughts and prayers to the victim as he continues to recover from this crash. There needs be a thorough investigation into how this happened. School bus drivers are charged with the safety of our children, and it is deeply distressing to see a bus driver cause such a terrible accident.
If you or someone that you love has been injured in a school bus accident you may have legal recourse. Our team of highly experienced bus accident attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. Whether you just have questions about your rights or are looking to hire an attorney, you’re always welcome to reach out to us if you need help (646) 846-4496.