An accident involving a school bus and LYNX commuter bus on Thursday, October 27 sent four children and three adults to area hospitals with undisclosed injuries. The accident investigation is still underway, but Orlando Police say that the LYNX bus rear-ended the school bus on Orange Blossom Trail near Plymouth Sorrento Road shortly after 8 a.m. The school bus had stopped to pick up children with its lights flashing and stop sign extended when the crash occurred, and police are still trying to determine how the driver of the LYNX bus failed to stop in time to avoid the accident.
At least 25 schoolchildren were on the school bus and on their way to Zellwood Elementary School when the accident occurred, and four of them were sent to area hospitals with minor injuries. An unknown number of people were aboard the LYNX bus at the time, but two adult passengers and the 60-year-old driver were injured and taken to area hospitals for treatment. The driver of the LYNX bus was unable to explain how or why he crashed into a stopped school bus and is expected to face charges after the accident investigation is completed.
School buses have had a number of different safety measures added in recent years to make them as visible as possible in all weather situations. In addition to the flashing lights that have been standard features for as long as anyone can remember, buses are now equipped with strobe lights that can be seen from great distances, long arms that swing out in front of the bus to ensure that students are visible as they cross in front of the bus and other measures to protect our children.
Fortunately, everyone injured in this accident suffered only “minor” injuries that did not require extensive medical treatment, but many people injured in Orlando auto accidents are not so lucky. They must contend with catastrophic medical bills, weeks or months of recuperations where they cannot work and provide for their families and other physical, mental, emotional and economic hardships. Making matters worse, some insurance companies deliberately make it difficult for accident victims to receive the funds they need and deserve. If you have been injured in an accident and would like to speak with and experienced Orlando personal injury attorney to learn more about your rights and legal options, call James O. Cunningham today at 888-425-2004 or 407-425-2000. You don’t have to deal with an insurance company that is giving you the runaround. Call Mr. Cunningham today to schedule your free consultation, and let an Orlando personal injury lawyer deal with the insurance company instead.
James O. Cunningham
Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.
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