Twenty-five victims received hospitalization after a school bus crash occurred in Cottageville, South Carolina. The school bus was making a left turn onto Burr Hill Road near US Highway 17A on Tuesday morning, around 7:27 am, when an SUV rear-ended the bus, which was headed to the Cottageville Elementary School. Twenty-one students occupied the bus, and 18 of the students sustained a variety of personal injuries. Both the bus driver and aide as well as two occupants of the SUV incurred injuries during the school bus crash. It is suspected that the driver of the SUV was speeding, which may have contributed to the accident.
Parents and guardians place their children on school buses daily and entrust that they will travel to school without incident. Unfortunately, many issues may arise that could cause an accident, whether it is the actions of the bus driver, another motorist, or other unexpected factors. If a bus containing numerous students and other passengers engages in a crash, the occupants could sustain a wide range of injuries or even fatalities.
If you or your loved ones have been injured in a bus accident, our South Carolina personal injury lawyers at Chappell Smith & Arden, P.A. will retrieve the compensation you need during your recovery. You may schedule a free consultation by calling 803-929-3600 or 866-881-8623 or contact us online. With offices located throughout South Carolina, we serve clients in Lexington County, Richland County, Sumter County, Aiken County, Florence County, Lancaster County, York County, Orangeburg County, Kershaw County, and Newberry County, including those in towns of Columbia, Lexington, Irmo, Chapin, Rock Hill, Aiken, Sumter, Newberry, Florence, and Spartanburg.