Three people were taken to the hospital following a school bus collision around 11 a.m. on Huron Church Road near Malden Road.
The crash involved a GMC minivan that was impacted on the drivers side by the school bus. The cause of the crash is unknown and police have not released the names of the victims.
If you or your child were recently hurt in a school bus wreck, contact Greg Monforton & Partners for a free evaluation of your personal injury claim.
Common Causes of School Bus Crashes
As Ontario students return to school, it is important that drivers remember to share the road with these large vehicles. Although students may be injured while riding a bus, there are many different reasons why a school bus and motor vehicle may collide, including:
- School bus drivers being under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- New drivers are not properly screened
- Drivers are not properly tested
- Transportation companies fail to maintain or fix buses
- Distracted drivers
Between 1995 and 2004, an average of 941 people were injured in a collision involving a school bus, 36 percent of which were school bus passengers.
Additionally, an investigation by the Star revealed that Toronto school buses have been involved in 1,500 crashes since 2010.
Unfortunately, it is not just riders and drivers being injured. Thousands of occupants in other vehicles involved in the collision, cyclists and pedestrians have been hurt in accidents involving a school bus.
Motorists must be alert of school buses as the school year begins again, while drivers should be conscious of other motor vehicles on the road.
If you are hurt in a school bus crash caused by a negligent driver, contact the experienced lawyers at our law firm. We can help you determine your legal options and if you are entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering.