Children are our most precious resource. All drivers need to make sure they do everything they can to avoid an accident involving a school bus.
Lexington, Ky. (PRWEB) September 19, 2013
A new blog post, “Six Important Facts About School Bus Crashes,” on the website of the Frank Jenkins Law Office calls attention to the number of school buses on Kentucky roads, as well as the number of fatal school transportation accidents throughout the nation.
“As children go back to school this fall, school buses fill our Kentucky roads each morning and afternoon. It’s important for drivers to be keep their eyes open and remain alert for these large vehicles and the precious cargo they carry,” said Frank Jenkins of the Frank Jenkins Law Office, a car accident law firm based in Lexington, Ky. “Unfortunately, every year people die in school bus crashes. Motorists must take extra precautions to avoid a collision with a bus or with a child who is getting on or off a bus or waiting at a bus stop.”
The blog post states that about 100 school transportation-related crashes happen each year in which at least one person is killed, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), with most of those accidents involving school buses.
The blog reports on a bus crash occurring early in the new school year in Madison County, Ky. No one was killed, but one of 17 students riding on the bus was taken to the hospital after it wrecked in Berea. The news was reported by NBC affiliate LEX18 in Lexington in an Aug. 16 article titled "Madison County School Bus Crashes."
“Children are our most precious resource,” Jenkins said. “All drivers need to make sure they do everything they can to avoid an accident involving a school bus.”
The blog post lists several facts from a NHTSA report, “School Transportation-Related Crashes,” including that an average of 18 children die each year in such crashes, and in 2010, there were 129 fatalities in transportation-related accidents.
The blog post complements in-depth information on the law firm’s website on Kentucky vehicle accidents and personal injury claims. Jenkins urges Kentucky residents who have been injured in crashes to review these sections of the website.
To address the specific facts of an individual’s case, Jenkins said it is important to speak with an attorney who has experience in this area of the law.
“The legal team at the Frank Jenkins Law Office will conduct a thorough assessment of your case and review all options available to you under the law to build the best strategy for your particular case,” he said.
About the Frank Jenkins Law Office
The Lexington personal injury attorneys of the Frank Jenkins Law Office handle injury and accident cases, including car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, wrongful death, workplace accidents, construction accidents and Social Security disability claims. The firm’s office is located at 631 East Main Street, Lexington, KY 40508. For more information, contact the Frank Jenkins Law Office today at (800) CAR-WRECK, locally at (859) 389-9344 or through the firm’s online contact form.