San Jose parents put a great deal of trust into other people every day when it comes to their children. Parents trust daycare centers to watch infants so they can get back to work, they trust teachers to guide and educate their children from kindergarten through high school and they trust bus drivers to get their children to school safely each day. Unfortunately, that trust in bus drivers may have been shaken for some San Jose area parents recently, after a bus accident left three children injured.
According to the reports, the accident occurred on October 3 after school let out for the day. It does not appear as if the bus driver was at fault for the accident, as reports indicate that a truck turned in front of the bus, causing the collision between the two vehicles. If that was the extent of the incident, the injuries may not have occurred, but after the collision between these two vehicles the bus then careened into a SUV in a head-on collision.
The driver of the SUV was hospitalized with injuries. Three of the approximately 48 high school students on the bus were injured as well. They were also hospitalized. Fortunately, it does not appear that any of the injuries sustained in this three-vehicle accident are life threatening.
Even in a San Jose car accidents in which there are only minor injuries, accident victims know that there is more at stake than just physical pain. The trauma of an accident like this can have far-reaching emotional effects, and beyond the actual parties in the crash there are the parents of those high school students to think about. Will they now have second thoughts as they wave goodbye to their children as they board the bus in the morning?
Source: CBS SF Bay Area, "SUV Crashes Into San Jose School Bus, 4 Taken To Hospital," Oct. 3, 2013
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