Justice, IL (December 5, 2019) – Three children were injured in a crash in Justice, Illinois early Wednesday, December 4th. The accident involved two school buses, one carrying five elementary school students. The two buses collided at around 7 a.m. near the corner of 79th Street and 85th Avenue.
The buses made contact when the empty bus attempted to make a turn from 85th Avenue to travel west on 79th Street. The three injured students were taken to La Grange, Palos Hospital and Advocate Christ Hospitals for treatment of sustained injuries. The remaining two students were released from the scene.
No citations have been given at this time. Local authorities are currently investigating the cause of the accident.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Illinois School Bus Accidents
Drivers who operate large vehicles like school buses need a special license. This is because these types of vehicles are difficult to operate safely, especially out on public roadways. When these buses are transporting students, these occupants can be potentially injured in the event of a car crash.
Each year, an estimated 134 people lose their lives in school bus collisions. 8 percent of those fatalities involve occupants of the bus. In some cases, injured victims and their families may be able to seek financial compensation.
An experienced Illinois car crash lawyer can help protect your legal rights after a crash. The legal team at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is here to help you navigate the legal process and maximize your compensation. Contact our law offices at (312) 425-0401 to discuss your case today.
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