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School Bus Driver Involved in Head-on Collision

By Lependorf & Silverstein on November 27, 2015

Generally speaking, school bus drivers have to go through rigorous training to do their job. There are a variety of tests and challenges that each driver must complete to be certified in the state of New Jersey. In addition, state yearly inspections are incredibly detailed and are designed to weed out any potential dangers in the fleet.

This is why accidents involving school buses happen; there are many questions to be asked. Unfortunately, a recent bus collision in Middleton has authorities wondering how it could have even happened.

The accident in question happened on Route 35 in Middleton. A 65-year old operator driving a school bus collided with a tractor-trailer that was parked on the side of the road. The driver was the only one in the bus at the time and the tractor-trailer was empty during the accident. The driver’s seat in the bus was completely obliterated in the collision. The driver needed to be extricated from the wreckage. She remains in critical condition.

Police are still looking for the driver of the tractor-trailer, who is believed to have fled the scene when the wreck happened. He was in a nearby 7-11 at the time and ran off when the incident took place. Police are still looking for the man.

Fortunately in this case, there were no fatalities and no children involved. But, if you or a loved one has been injured in a school bus accident, you’ll need to contact the personal injury attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. to review your legal options.

Call us at (609) 240-0040.

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