On Friday morning, several students were hospitalized after a school bus crash in Robbinsville. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened at about 7:20 a.m. on Frank's Creek Road. For currently unknown reasons, a Robbinsville Middle / High School bus veered off of the roadway and went down an embankment. The bus hit a tree and then overturned in a creek. First responders rushed to the scene where multiple children were injured. Everybody was taken to the hospital for evaluation and treatment of injuries. At least four students were hospitalized with serious injuries, including a child with a punctured lung and other children with various broken bones.
School Bus Crash Under Investigation
Initial reports indicate that the narrow road was wet and covered in leaves at the time of the wreck. At this time, speed doesn't appear to have been a factor, but the incident is still under investigation with local law enforcement officials. There has been no word on whether or not any charges or citations have been made. Last year, Graham County buses won an award for best buses in the state. Officials are reportedly talking about adding shoulders and guardrails along this particular section of Frank's Creek Road.
Activity Bus Crash in Jackson County
A few weeks ago, there was an activity bus crash in Jackson County. The bus driver involved reportedly passed out behind the wheel. The bus hit a median guardrail in the roadway. The bus was transporting a volleyball team at the time of the crash. Thankfully, there were no serious injuries reported in that crash. There has still been no word on what caused the bus driver to pass out behind the wheel.
School Bus Accidents in Asheville
Although school buses are the statistically safest way to transport children to and from school, they're not completely without risk to occupants. In the event of a school bus crash, children may suffer from injuries, especially if the bus overturns. After any type of bus accident, it's a good idea to speak with a Personal Injury lawyer about your case.
If your child has been injured in a school bus accident in Asheville or in any of the surrounding Western North Carolina communities, contact the skilled team at Davis Law Group, P.A. at 828-303-2842 for a free case consultation today.