Lone Oak — School Bus Collides With Pickup Truck on FM 1564 And FM 2101
Posted on Thursday, April 4th, 2019 at 9:53 pm by Williams Hart
At around 4:20 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, a school bus and a pickup truck got involved in a traffic accident in Lone Oak, Texas.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), a Lone Oak Independent School District school bus was traveling south on FM 2101 while a Ford F-150 was traveling east on FM 1564. For an unknown reason, the bus failed to yield the right of way and pulled in front of the pickup, causing damage to the pickup’s front end.
There were 14 students inside the bus at the time of the crash, and the pickup had 3 occupants, and luckily, no one was seriously injured. The driver and the two children of the pickup were transported to Hunt Regional Hospital only as a precaution.
An investigation is still ongoing for this accident.
It is great to hear that no one was seriously injured in this accident. Sadly, there are countless other victims who are not as lucky. Vehicular accidents are a problem in this day and age, and yet, they still continue to happen on a regular basis. In a statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car accidents occur almost every minute of every day, and for every 16 minutes, someone dies from a car accident. This can be translated to be about 6 million car accidents every year and about 37,000 people dying from them.
An accident involving a bus is a particular kind of vehicular accident, and it is fairly common even though buses are often deemed as a safe mode of transportation. According to the NHTSA, between 2000 and 2007, there have been 1,093 fatal bus accidents, and from this number, about 1,315 people died, and 3,471 were injured. In other words, about 137 bus-crash-related fatalities occur ever year.
Vehicular accidents, especially bus accidents, are quite difficult to the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers that specialize in bus accidents, so if you are a victim of this kind of accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to ask for help from these lawyers. They will help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.
If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The attorneys of Williams Hart have experience helping people through the aftermath of catastrophic accidents, and we can help you too. Contact our law firm at (800) 220-9341 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.
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