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School Bus Accident Near Dorney Park Injured 13 After Bus Driver Failed To Yield To Oncoming Traffic

by The Beasley Firm  |  May 12, 2012  |  

Police say 13 students suffered what appeared to be minor injuries after a school bus crashed on its way home from an amusement park in eastern Pennsylvania. Authorities say the bus was one of three taking Pennridge High School students home from a class trip to Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom. It appears that most of the injuries were complaints of head or neck pain.

The accident happened around 6:15 p.m. Friday evening when the bus collided with a car near the on-ramp to Interstate 78, on the border of South Whitehall and Lower Macungie townships. Police indicated that the bus had a green light, but not the right of way to make turns. The bus driver was cited for failure to yield to oncoming traffic. The yellow school bus was chartered through the Levy Bus Company for the trip.

Pennridge Principal, Thomas Creeden indicated that none of the injuries were life threatening, but those that were injured were being transported to Lehigh Valley Cedar Crest and St. Luke’s Hospitals for evaluation.

All too often we hear about school bus accidents. In just this past week alone, there were three different accidents that involved school buses in our area. Thankfully, all of these injuries appear to be minor but that is not always the case. Currently, we are representing children and their families who suffered brain injuries or were killed in a school bus accident.

If you, your child, or a loved one was injured while on a yellow bus or school bus, you would want to speak with an attorney who is experienced with complex cases and special laws regarding school buses and motor vehicle accident law. Since 1958, the experienced bus accident attorneys here at the Philadelphia Beasley Law Firm have been successfully representing individuals who were catastrophically injured or killed in automobile or bus accidents. To date, we have had over $2 billion awarded on behalf of our injured clients with hundreds of million and multi-million dollar verdicts or settlements. Please feel free to contact us for a strictly confidential and free consultation.

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