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Semi driver charged in accident with bus

When you drive you will encounter a variety of vehicles. On larger highways, seeing large commercial vehicles, semis and buses pass each other isn't normally much of an issue. However, on more narrow roads if these larger vehicles aren't careful, a truck accident can occur. Our readers in Lynchburg may be interested to hear about a collision on a narrow road between a truck and a school bus.

The accident occurred on Sept. 10 at 7:56 a.m. A school bus and a logging truck collided on the 1100 block of Buckhorn Drive not far from Holland Road. The logging truck's tractor trailer went left of center and collided with the school bus while both were negotiating a sharp curve traveling in the opposite direction of each other. The impact of the collision sent the school bus off the road and into a ditch.

There were three children on the bus at the time of the accident, but none of them were injured. The bus driver suffered an arm injury and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. The driver of the semi was not injured.

The truck driver was cited with driving on the wrong side of the road. The road had to be closed for a period of time while the school bus was removed from the ditch. Fortunately for everyone involved, there were no life-threatening injuries. The bus driver could seek damages from the truck driver or the trucking company to cover any medical expenses or lost wages he might incur due to his injury in the accident. Anyone who is a victim of such an accident has the right to seek compensation for injuries; a legal professional experienced in personal injury cases can assist with determining if this is the best course of action.

Source: WTKR.com, "Tractor-trailer driver charged in Suffolk bus accident" No author given, Sep. 10, 2013

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