Rittgers & Rittgers, Attorneys at Law
Get Your Consultation Today

Rear-end car accident strikes Ohio school bus

There are a number of special laws and regulations on the books to protect children who ride our state's school buses. Flashing lights, stop gates and mandatory traffic halts all help to ensure the safety of Ohio's children. Despite these safety measures, buses are still occasionally involved in traffic accidents.

This was the case last week when a school bus was struck by two other vehicles. The incident occurred in Franklin, and involved a school bus from Madison Local Schools. The bus was near the end of its route, carrying only six children.

At approximately 4 p.m., the bus stopped to drop off two students. One car stopped behind the bus; this car was then rear-ended by another vehicle. The front car then struck the back of the bus.

The road was closed after the collision. All six children were treated at the scene, then released to their parents; none required hospitalization. Among the two cars that were involved in the rear-end car accident, one person was injured, suffering injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

There is no word on the injured person's current condition. Law enforcement officials are almost certainly investigating the incident to discover what caused the collision.

Rear-end accidents are often the fault of the rear car. This is because cars are generally expected to keep a safe following distance between themselves and the cars ahead of them; if the vehicle in front makes an emergency stop, drivers are expected to be able to stop in time to avoid a collision.

There is no telling exactly who was at fault in this accident, but additional details may become known in the future. In general, however, if a driver or passenger is injured by another driver's carelessness, the injured party may be able to seek compensation by filing a personal injury lawsuit.

Source: Cincinnati.com, "1 person injured after accident involving school bus" No author given, Jan. 30, 2014

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  1. Distinguished AV | LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell | Peer Review Rated For Ethical Standards and Legal Ability
  2. Super Lawyers
  3. AVVO Rating 10.0 Superb
  4. Super Lawyers Rising Stars
  5. Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  6. Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  7. The National Trial Lawyers | Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  8. The National Trial Lawyers | Top 40 Under 40

Get Your Consultation Today. Call 513-932-2115.

Rittgers & Rittgers answers its phones 24/7. Call us anytime to secure your consultation with one of our award-winning lawyers. You can rely on us for elite representation from our deliberately small, family-run law firm.

Lebanon Office
12 East Warren Street
Lebanon, Ohio 45036

Phone: 513-932-2115
Fax: 513-934-2201
Lebanon Law Office Map

Cincinnati Office
312 Walnut St., Suite 1600
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Phone: 513-932-7375
Cincinnati Law Office Map

Oxford Office
121 West High Street
Oxford, OH 45056

Phone: 513-524-5000
Fax: 513-524-5001
Oxford Law Office Map

Email Us Today

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Email Us Today