December 21, 2011
The importance of stopping for school buses was highlighted yesterday in Clay County, Indiana, when a 15-year-old boy was injured after being hit by a pickup truck while attempting to board the school bus. According to The Tribune-Star, the accident occurred at 7:22 AM on Indiana 59, near Carbon.
Reports from the Indiana State Police show that the 22-year-old male driver of a 2004 Ford F-150 pickup failed to stop and yield to the right of way to a school bus that was picking up children. The red lights were on and the cross arm was out when the young man in the pickup hit the boy as he attempted to cross the street to get on the bus. The teen suffered broken legs and several other bruises and lacerations. He was last listed in good condition at Terre Haute Regional Hospital.
The driver of the pickup was charged with misdemeanor criminal recklessness with a vehicle and reckless driving for allegedly passing the school bus stop arm and causing bodily injury to the teen. If convicted, the man could face years of jail time, thousands of dollars in fines, and the possibility of losing his license.
The Indiana Auto Accident Attorneys with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin would like to remind motorists to keep themselves and children around them safe by always stopping for school buses that are either loading or unloading children.
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The financial burden that often comes with a serious injury can be too much for many people to bear. Unexpected medical debt, damaged personal property, and the sudden loss of income can impact the budgets of most families. The good news is that a successful injury claim could help reduce that financial strain after a serious accident. Get in touch with a Terre Haute personal injury lawyer with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin to learn more.
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