Chester, PA – Injury Accident Involving School Bus Near Toby Farms Elementary SchoolPa Accident News
Chester, PA (August 30, 2022) – Handfuls of children were injured in a school bus accident that took place on Monday afternoon, August 29, around 3:45 p.m.
According to Chester Township Police Department officials, the accident happened near the Toby Farms Elementary School. The Chester Upland School District confirmed that a school bus was traveling in the area when it was suddenly rear-ended by a passenger vehicle due to reasons that are not entirely known.
Several local responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were called to the scene to help those in need. A total of thirteen students sustained injuries as a result of the accident. The parties were taken to Crozer-Chester Medical Center for treatment, though they are expected to recover.
The roadway was blocked in the area of the accident for some time. It is not known if anyone was charged for their role in the accident.
No further details have been released but the investigation into the accident continues.
We offer our warmest sympathies to the parties who have been hurt in this accident.
Bus Accidents in Pennsylvania
School bus accidents are not common compared to many other accidents that happen in Pennsylvania but they still affect hundreds of victims every year. School bus drivers are supposed to be some of the safest drivers on our roads. However, they sometimes make mistakes that risk the lives of others. In 2016, it was reported that approximately 3,960 people were involved in school bus accidents. Out of these accidents, only 11% of people sustained injuries. The aftermath of a school bus accident can be a scary thing to face, especially for children involved in these accidents. If you or someone you love has been involved in a bus crash, you should speak with an attorney that you can rely on.
Moving forward after a bus accident can be a difficult thing to do on your own. You may be left with a wide array of questions that you cannot answer on your own, which can leave you in a complex situation. Having the help of an attorney on your side can be beneficial if you have sustained any of the following injuries, and others:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Organ damage
The injuries that stem from these accidents sometimes land victims in the hospital and cause them to miss out on time at work. You should be prepared to speak with a Chester personal injury attorney immediately after your collision.
Our attorneys at Edelstein Martin & Nelson are here to help you get back on your feet after a serious bus accident. We have handled many claims like yours in the past and will stand by your side when you need us the most. Our attorneys will assist you as you work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of financial damages. You should never have to handle a bus accident claim on your own, especially knowing that these claims are entirely complex at times. Please contact a bus accident attorney in Chester at (215) 731-9900 for more information on how we can help you.
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Disclaimer: As well-respected members of the community, we at Edelstein, Martin & Nelson strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who drives on our roads and highways. We are always saddened by these accidents but hope that, through awareness members of our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.