Dallas personal injury lawyer calls to action the need for school bus safety overhaul after recent Dallas bus crash.
Dallas personal injury lawyer-Amy K. Witherite, experienced in litigating Texas bus crash claims alerts another bus loaded with children crashed in the Dallas area on Monday, September 29, 2009. As reported by the Dallas Morning News, a Kids Clubhouse day care van driver ran a red light on Monday morning and smashed into a Chevy SUV while driving a dangerously overloaded vehicle carrying 20 children. The driver, 20 year-old, Karissa Acosta of Arlington, ran the red light at the intersection of Mayfield Road and Great Southwest Parkway around 8 a.m. Witnesses reported the reckless, unlicensed driver not only failed to stop at the red light, but maneuvered the 2001 Dodge van around another motor vehicle stopped at the red light to race through the intersection. The van overturned after crashing into a Chevrolet Tahoe requiring Dallas area emergency medical services crews (EMS) to transport 13 of the 20 children to area hospitals for treatment of their serious injuries.
The driver of the van and Kids Clubhouse, located at 4165 Magna Carta Blvd., in Grand Prairie, violated numerous safety guidelines on Monday morning which resulted in a tragic crash and 13 injured children. The van had a carrying capacity of 14 kids and was overloaded with 20 young children. The children were not wearing safety belts. To make this tragedy more horrifying, the driver of the Kids Clubhouse day care van was unlicensed at the time of the van rollover. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) http://www.dot.gov regulates school bus and day care transportation drivers and one of the definite requirements of the driver is a valid motor vehicle license. Many organizations, like the Center for Auto Safety, across the nation have called for mandatory seat belt installation on school buses and day care transport vehicles to help prevent injuries.
Dallas bus crash attorney, Witherite, asserts over 10,000 children are injured every year in the United States in school bus crashes. Unfortunately, bus accidents do occur and will continue to happen. Education and safety initiatives are key to keeping our children safe and free from injury. Adhering to national bus driver licensing requirements and standards, along with mandating safety belts on all pre-school, primary, and secondary school buses and children transport vehicles, can help reduce the seriousness of injuries and even save lives. Contacting a Texas personal injury lawyer experienced in handling school bus crashes may help your children and your family recover.
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