Galileo Academy 101 is a public school serving nearly 190 students in kindergarten through sixth grade.  According to the website it is one of 19 schools in the Victor Elementary School District in the town of Victorville which is located near Hesperia in San Bernardino County, California.

            One can imagine the confusion and overall excitement that can take place on a typical day on the bus ride home from school and how much the children want to get home.  Now, for just a minute try to imagine the heightened level of confusion and fear as the school bus these children are in collides with a truck and tips over.  Forty children were on the bus at the time of the collision between the bus and a truck. Several individuals were injured, two of them seriously.

            The accident was reported after school in the afternoon. The cause for the collision between the U-Haul truck and the bus was not reported. The California highway Patrol typically conducts an investigation when an accident with injuries occurs. It was reported that the bus tipped over and 13 students were injured and taken to Loma Linda University Medical Center. Two of the students reportedly were in serious condition with injuries that were described as non-life threatening. The bus driver was also injured. The driver and a passenger in the U-Haul were not injured.

            When a public school bus driver is involved in an accident, there is typically a drug and alcohol test performed as a matter of routine. This test would be used to rule out alcohol or drug impairment on the part of the bus driver.  When an accident occurs and someone is negligent in some manner, those who are injured can sue for compensation for their medical expenses, personal injury and perhaps pain and suffering.  This was no doubt an incredibly scary situation for those 40 youngsters and one they were no doubt not prepared for.

            If you know someone who has been involved in an accident with any sort of injury we urge you to call the law office of Guenard and Bozarth.  Our team works with some of the best health care professionals in Northern California and your situation should be properly evaluated.  Our experienced team of attorneys can be reached at 888-809-1075 or at http://www.gblegal.com

 

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