Legal news for Missouri personal injury attorneys. Confusion is to blame for a school bus that hit a student.
Missouri Highway Patrol alerts Missouri personal injury lawyers-A school bus hit a student and left him injured.
Springfield, MO—A student was injured after he ran in front of a school bus he thought was supposed to take him to school. The student’s confusion is cited for the reason for the Thursday, September 17, 2009 crash at 6:30 a.m., at the 7000 block of East Farm Road 164, as reported by The News Leader.
The Missouri Highway Patrol stated David A. Cropper, 14, had just moved the area to live with relatives. The student is believed to have not been aware of the bus schedule in the area, which prompted him to run across the street to catch a school bus that was not the one they were supposed to ride on. His cousin also ran across the street, but made it to the other side of the road safely. Cropper was injured as a result of the westbound school bus hitting him. Cropper was transported by area emergency medical services (EMS) crews to St. John’s Regional Medical Center for treatment of his injuries. Police officials stated Cropper was conscious and talking to paramedics when they arrived at the scene. The veteran school bus driver, Freddie M. Pierce, 69, reportedly did not brake enough to reduce the impact of the bus hitting Cropper. The bus sustained a dent near the right headlight of the bus. There were no students on board the bus when the collision occurred.
Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for personal injury lawyers in Missouri.