Carthage, MS (April 22, 2022) – One person was seriously injured in a school bus accident that took place on a major roadway in Carthage on Friday afternoon, April 22.
According to Leake County deputies, the accident happened around 3:33 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of MS-16 around the area of the Lobutcha Bridge. A school bus was making a stop at a residence in the area when a pickup was unable to stop in time, causing the truck to rear-end the back of the bus. The accident led to extensive damages in the pickup truck.
Several local responders, including Carthage Fire Department crews and Emergency Medical Services, were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The driver of the pickup truck was trapped in their vehicle and had to be extricated by fire crews. The driver was rushed to the hospital by medical helicopter for treatment of critical injuries. No children on the bus sustained injuries in the accident.
Due to the severity of the collision, the roadway was blocked in the area for an extended period of time.
The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues at this time. Police will update with more information as it is available.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Bus Accidents in Mississippi
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 121 people are killed in school bus accidents each year in the U.S. Of course, many other people sustain serious injuries in these accidents. School bus drivers are known for being especially safe drivers but these accidents still occur every year due to negligent reasons. If you have been injured in a bus-related accident, you may be feeling alone and confused. It is imperative that you speak with an attorney that you can trust during these difficult times.
Facing a bus accident can be a difficult time in your life. You may have questions that only a skilled attorney will be able to help you answer. For instance, what types of evidence do you need to prove that another party is at fault for a bus accident? What deadlines will you be required to meet when it comes to moving forward with a claim? Will your case be settled or will it make it all the way to trial? These are questions that you can answer when you speak with a skilled Carthage personal injury attorney.
Carthage Bus Accident Attorneys
Being hurt in a bus accident can affect your life in many ways, which is why our attorneys at Mama Justice are here to assist you. We believe that you have every right to hold one or more parties liable for the harm that they have caused you in a bus crash. Our attorneys will assist you along the path toward compensation for many aspects, including some of the following:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Therapy costs
You should never have to stand alone after a bus accident that was caused by another party. Please contact a bus accident attorney in Carthage at (888) 484-1476 for more information on how we can help you at this time.
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