Independence, MO (December 18, 2019) – Three adults, as well as, six high school students were injured in a multi-vehicle accident that involved a school bus loaded with students.   

The accident, which involved at least three other vehicles, took place on Wednesday, December 18th along Interstate 470 at about 3:45 p.m. The students on board the bus when the accident occurred were members of the boys’ varsity and junior varsity wrestling team.

The Center School District bus was heading northbound on the interstate near the U.S. 40 Highway when it collided with three other vehicles.

Based on the police logs, a car that was heading northbound cut the school bus off.  The bus was unable to stop before it crashed into the back of another vehicle causing a chain-reaction accident.

Three adults were injured in the crash, as well as, six students who were on the bus, all sustained various injuries. Everyone was transported to Children’s Mercy Hospital.

Our thoughts are with everyone who sustained injuries in this crash.  We hope that everyone involved will be able to make a full recovery.

Bus Accidents in Independence

Undoubtedly, the most frightening bus accidents you can imagine would be a bus full of students. School buses transport millions of kids to and from school, extracurricular activities, and sporting events every single day, and even though there are stringent safety precautions that must be adhered to, accidents are still possible and happen all the time.

Additionally, the majority of school buses are not outfitted with seatbelts to help safeguard young riders during a crash. Luckily, the total amount of school bus-involved passenger fatalities is fairly low because of their massive size and slower driving speed.

A Missouri personal injury attorney will help you understand the personal injury legal system, Missouri traffic laws, and will deal with the insurance companies to ensure you get the maximum compensation available under the law.  

If you have been injured in a car accident that was caused by the carelessness, recklessness, or negligence of another driver, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and losses. Contact the skilled personal injury lawyers at Monsees & Mayer, PC today to discuss your injury accident and find out if you have the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit. 

If you are unsure if you even have a legitimate claim, discussing your case with a qualified attorney will answer your questions and let you know what legal options are available to you. Give us a call at (816) 361-5555 to schedule your free consultation regarding your potential Missouri car accident claim today.

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