A Cherry Creek bus driver was cited early this morning for “failing to yield the right of way.” The driver’s failure resulted in an accident that left two students injured. According to a report by The Denver Post, the students were not seriously injured and both were treated and released at the scene. One student, a 17-year-old from Regis High School, was driving a Jeep Liberty that crashed into the bus. The other student was a middle school student who was riding on the bus. It is unclear at this time if the bus driver will be allowed to continue his driving duties.
Thankfully, the school buses many of our children ride on everyday are some of the safest vehicles on the road. Compared to every other vehicle on the road the yellow school bus is the least likely vehicle to be involved in an accident. This means that fewer people are injured and die in accidents involving a school bus. According to a report by the NHTSA that spanned 13 years from 1991-2004, an average of 12 people a year died in school bus related accidents. There simply is no comparison when evaluating death tolls involving any other vehicle on the road.
To say that yellow school buses are the safest vehicles on the road is not to say that they aren’t ever involved in accidents. As the account of the accident above attests, it is possible for a child to be injured in a school bus accident. If your child has been involved in an accident while riding a school bus, you need to speak to a Parker personal injury attorney about all your legal options. Parker attorney, Brian Daniel, has the knowledge and experience you need. Contact his offices today at (303) 951-0233.