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Identifying the cause of recent bus accident in Pennsylvania

On Behalf of | Oct 19, 2021 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

A recent accident that occurred in the central area of Pennsylvania is under investigation after leaving multiple people injured. The accident involved a bus that veered off the road while transporting a group. It is not immediately clear what caused the accident, and professional accident reconstructionists are working to identify the specific factors that played a role in the bus accident.

Serious injuries for some passengers

Bus accidents can lead to serious injuries. These types of vehicles are large and heavy, prone to tipping over, and even a low-speed impact can lead to significant damage. Additionally, passengers in a bus may not be wearing safety restraints. Because there are multiple people in a bus at one time, a collision can cause person-on-person impact inside the vehicle, leading to the potential for even more damage and physical harm for victims.

This specific bus accident resulted in critical injuries for six passengers. Thirty passengers total suffered injuries after the bus driver lost control, causing the vehicle to veer off the exit ramp on the interstate. After crossing the center rail on the ramp, the bus left the road and came to rest in a wooded area off the road.

Who is to blame?

It is not immediately clear which factors played a role in what happened. Careless driving, dangerous road conditions or improperly loaded cargo could contribute to the likelihood of a bus accident. After determining the cause of the accident, victims could have grounds to pursue compensation for losses and damages through a personal injury claim.

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