Houston ISD Bus Hit by Car on Field Trip, 34 Sent to Hospital
On October 29, twenty-nine students and five adults from Crespo Elementary were injured in northeast Houston when a car collided with their bus while on a field trip. According to Houston ISD officials, none of the injuries were considered serious.
The bus was traveling on FM 1960 and Woodland Hills Drive in Harris County when the four-door sedan rear-ended the bus. No immediate cause for the collision was known, and authorities did not indicate if speeding or another form of negligence was a factor.
The accident transpired near Old MacDonald’s Farm, an area petting zoo that has become a popular destination for local schools. Many of the adults traveling on the bus were parents of the students, and were on-site to accompany their children after the collision occurred.
According to the spokesperson for Memorial Hermann Hospital Northeast all 34 patients from the collision were discharged same day and in good condition.
Handling a Car Accident Claim
If you’ve ever been in an auto accident, then you understand how overwhelming it can be. Everything happens so fast, and those involved are usually quite shaken. The first thing to consider when dealing with any auto accident scenario is safety, but the second needs to be gathering necessary information and involving the proper authorities.
Even if it is a minor accident, it is important that you properly gather information and alert the police. The police can take statements and file a report, protecting individuals in the event that someone changes their story, as sometimes happens when one wants to file a false personal injury claim.
It is also important to remember not to admit fault at the scene of an accident. That means avoiding statements that indicate how the accident happened, the speed the vehicles were traveling at or other comments that suggest you are at fault. Such statements can be harmful and used against you by legal teams or insurance providers.
If you believe you have suffered a personal injury as a result of a bus or auto accident, it is important that you seek medical attention. No matter what, it is always best to consult with a healthcare provider after experiencing an accident, as many injuries may not result in physical pain or bleeding. Those suffering from personal injuries should then seek skilled legal representation.
The personal injury attorneys at Charles J. Argento & Associates have a long history of handling personal injury claims stemming from car accidents. Your future matters to us, and we are dedicated to helping you receive a full and fair settlement.
If you, or someone you care for, are in the Houston area and have been injured in a bus or auto accident, we encourage you to call our law office today at (713) 225-5050 to schedule your preliminary consultation.
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