Dixon, California School Bus Accident Injures Five Students
The Bay City News reports that five students were taken to the hospital for injuries after their Dixon Unified School District bus overturned. The school bus driver reportedly tried to pass a farm tractor near Dixon, California.
This California school bus accident occurred when both the tractor and the school bus were heading east on Hackman Road near Runge Road around 7:25 a.m., CHP Officer Chris Parker said. Witnesses said the tractor was traveling at about 20 mph with its hazard lights on and the bus was traveling behind the tractor at about 35 mph.
The bus driver crossed a solid yellow line to pass the tractor as it approached Runge Road. However, as the bus passed it, the tractor began to turn left onto Runge Road and the right front end of the bus struck the left rear tire of the tractor.
The bus rode up onto the tractor’s tire and overturned onto its left side. All the children on the bus were wearing seat belts, which prevented possible deaths.
The bus driver, Michael Snyder, suffered sustained a large gash on his head and was taken to North Bay Medical Center in Fairfield, California for treatment. The driver of the tractor was not injured.
Snyder and the driver of the 18-wheeler helped the students inside the bus. Many of them were trapped sideways with the seat-belt across them.
The students reportedly sustained minor injuries in the crash. One student suffered a broken arm that will require surgery.
Investigations into the bus crash are underway. Bus accidents can be caused by such factors as driver’s negligence, inadequate security, dangerous roadways, defective products and improper maintenance, weather conditions, etc..
Fortunately no one was killed, but hopefully the injured parties have or will consult an experienced school bus accident lawyer, who can advise them of their rights and seek financial compensation for their injuries.
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