It is imperative that parents teach their children about staying safe while riding the school bus. The importance of school bus safety was highlighted recently when a Hammonton Public Schools bus was involved in a scary single-vehicle crash on a local road.
The bus accident happened just before 7:00 a.m. As the school bus driver traveled on North Liberty Street in Hammonton NJ, he suddenly lost control of the vehicle, hopped the curb, and veered off the roadway. The bus came to a halt when it slammed into a utility pole, with the pole reportedly falling on top of the hood of the bus along with utility wires.
Parents of students who attend Hammonton NJ public schools received a robocall later that morning to notify them of the school bus accident. Fortunately, there were no children on board the bus at the time of the crash. That’s because the bus was headed toward the first stop of the day when the accident occurred.
The driver of the bus, as well as two adults employed as student aides, sustained minor injuries in the collision with the utility pole. However, neither the driver nor the adult passengers required urgent medical treatment or hospitalization.
The Hammonton Public Schools Transportation Department later issued a statement about the school bus crash and said that the accident caused a major power outage at Hammonton Middle School. Hammonton NJ police officers and emergency electric crews were called to the scene of the accident to provide assistance and to try to fix the power outage issues at the school.
The Hammonton Police Department is currently investigating the bus accident and attempting to determine what might have precipitated the crash. At this time, law enforcement officials are not releasing many details about the accident.
If your child was injured in a school bus accident on a New Jersey road, you need to talk to a qualified personal injury lawyer. The experienced personal injury attorneys at Garber Law can help you sort out any legal issues and answer any questions you might have. Contact us today to discuss your case.