West Baton Rouge Parish, LA (August 15, 2019) – A school bus was struck by an oncoming vehicle after running a red light in West Baton Rouge Parish on Wednesday, August 14th. The crash happened around 7:00 a.m. at the intersection of LA-1 and E St. Francis Street. The school bus had six student passengers on board at the time of the accident.
A video has been reviewed showing evidence of the bus pulling through an intersection slowly, after the light turned red. The condition of the involved students has not been reported. Further information is not available at this time.
The cause of the accident is under investigation by both police officials and the school district. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Intersections can be a dangerous place for motorists. Many different paths cross at intersections, creating greater chances of a collision. Around 20 percent of all deadly traffic accidents take place at an intersection.
Running a red light injures about 165,000 individuals in the United States every year. These accidents can cause serious injuries to those involved. Many times, the ensuing medical costs can be tremendous, making the recovery process more difficult than it already is.
The expert Louisiana car crash attorneys at Fisher Injury Lawyers are knowledgeable about the laws surrounding bus accidents. We have helped our clients recover over $125 million in settlements to compensate for injuries sustained in a collision. Give us a call today at 225-766-1234 and let us help you with your case.
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