A truck hit an 11-year-old child while the child was trying to board a school bus in Charleston, South Carolina. The pedestrian accident occurred on Muirfield Parkway on Tuesday morning, around 6:45 am, when the child walked into the street to board the bus, and a pickup truck driving in the opposite direction hit the student. When first responders arrived at the scene of the crash, the child was alert but was transferred to the Medical University of South Carolina for treatment. Injuries, if any, were not disclosed.
Unfortunately, pedestrian accident cases involving students and school buses continue to appear in the news, and many of them result in devastating injuries or even fatalities. Our firm has experience handling cases of this nature and understands the fear that parents face. Drivers who fail to pay attention to school buses awaiting their passengers must be held accountable if they do not stop for students boarding or disembarking a bus.
If your child became injured while trying to board a school bus, our South Carolina personal injury lawyers at Chappell Smith & Arden, P.A. will stand behind you. Call us today at 803-929-3600 or toll-free at 866-881-8623 or contact us online to arrange a free case review. We represent clients throughout South Carolina in the following counties, Lexington County, Richland County, Sumter County, Aiken County, Florence County, Lancaster County, York County, Orangeburg County, Kershaw County, Newberry County, and in the municipalities of Columbia, Lexington, Irmo, Chapin, Rock Hill, Aiken, Sumter, Newberry, Florence, and Spartanburg.