There is an expectation that when Maryland children are placed on a school bus they will be safely brought to their destination. While this is the case most of the time, there are also the unfortunate incidents in which motor vehicle accidents happen involving a school bus and children. It is essential that these bus accidents are fully investigated to determine the cause and lay the foundation for a potential legal filing.
Such an investigation is necessary now after a school bus was saved by a guardrail on the Maryland interstate when it was hit by a Jeep Cherokee. The accident occurred at approximately 12:45 p.m. when the Jeep tried to merge with traffic and leave the roadway. It clipped the front of a box truck which sent the Jeep into the school bus. The bus then hit a guardrail and was stopped from going down an embankment. The driver of the school bus and a student onboard were taken to the hospital. The driver of the Jeep, a 73-year-old woman, was given a citation for an unsafe lane change. Law enforcement said that the accident was her fault.