Manheim, PA – Six Inmates Injured in Bus Crash on PA TpkeLaw Pa
Manheim, PA (October 30, 2020) – Around 9 a.m. on Friday morning, October 30, six inmates were injured as a result of a bus crash in Manheim.
According to authorities, the accident took place on the Pennsylvania Turnpike when the driver of a Department of Corrections bus lost control due to reasons that are not yet known, crashing on the highway.
Paramedics and numerous other responders were dispatched to the scene of the accident to assist those in need. Six inmates were injured and were transported to Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center for treatment. Their conditions are not yet known.
The inmates, who were being transported with 32 others, were on a bus headed east when the driver lost control.
The roadway was closed in multiple lanes as a result of the crash.
No further details have been released but the investigation continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Bus Accidents in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania bus accidents happen every single year in the state of Pennsylvania. According to recent research, approximately 3,960 bus crashes took place in 2016 within the state. Out of these accidents, approximately 11% led to injuries and fatalities. In the blink of an eye, your life could be turned upside-down due to an accident that is not your fault. It is essential that you seek the immediate help of an accident attorney after you have been injured in an accident that was caused by another party.
Because buses are known for being common carriers, bus drivers are expected to bring individuals from one place to another for a fee without harm. However, this does not mean that all bus drivers and companies will pay close attention to the roads before them and abide by the rules of the road. Being injured in a bus accident can impact your life on physical, emotional, and financial levels. If you have been harmed and wonder where you can turn, it is essential that you speak with a Pennsylvania personal injury attorney in your time of need.
At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, our Pennsylvania accident attorneys will assist you along the way after you have been harmed in a collision that is not your fault. Buses are large, which means that they are capable of leading to some of the most horrific harm on our roads. Our attorneys can assist you along the often-problematic path toward compensation for a wide array of losses. We are here for you every step of the way as you navigate the legal system for the first time. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Pennsylvania at (215) 731-9900 for more information on your legal options.
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