While both accidents remain under investigation by local police, they present an opportunity for drivers to reflect on their own driving habits while sharing the road with buses.
Fairfield County, CT (PRWEB) October 24, 2014
In the wake of a pair of recent bus accidents sending over a dozen school children to the hospital, attorney Jeremy Vishno stressed the importance for all drivers to practice safe driving habits when near school buses, including avoiding dangerous behavior such as texting while driving and other distractions.
Vishno, a Fairfield county accident attorney with over 20 years of experience, based his comments on a pair of recent news articles documenting school bus crashes in Fairfield County and across Connecticut. Vishno said both accidents reveal a critical need for drivers to exercise extreme caution around school buses and while approaching school zones.
“These recent accidents underscore the need to remind drivers how serious the consequences can be when they’re involved in an accident with a school bus carrying children,” Vishno said. “A seemingly minor fender-bender can result in injuries to several children in a matter of seconds. Safety needs to come first whenever approaching a school bus or school zone in Fairfield County or anywhere in Connecticut.”
A Fairfield Citizen article published October 16, “Nine students hospitalized for minor injuries after Kings Highway school bus collision,” revealed that a bus accident on Kings Highway East in Fairfield sent nine middle school students to the hospital. According to the article, the bus was stopped and rear-ended by a car that failed to stop in time.
Just one week earlier, News 3 reported that a school bus accident occurred in Norwich after a jeep crossed the center median on Asylum Street and sideswiped a school bus. The October 9 article, “Norwich bus crash sends 9 students to hospital,” indicated that sun glare may have been a factor in the crash, which sent nine students to the hospital with minor injuries.
“While both accidents remain under investigation by local police, they present an opportunity for drivers to reflect on their own driving habits while sharing the road with buses. It’s critical to keep a safe distance, watch for children and parents at roadside and stay focused on the road at all times,” said Vishno. “If a driver fails to pay proper attention or is distracted at the time of the accident, injury victims may have a right to pursue compensation to cover the long-term costs of their injuries.”
About Vishno Law Firm
Attorney Jeremy Vishno has practiced law in Fairfield County and throughout Connecticut for over 20 years. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in 1986 and Juris Doctor from the University of Miami in 1990. As sole proprietor at Vishno Law Firm, attorney Vishno personally oversees all cases handled by the firm. In addition to handling car and truck accident cases, Vishno Law Firm also handles cases involving child injuries, traumatic brain injuries, premises liability accidents, and a variety of other personal injury cases.
If you were injured or a loved one was injured or killed in a car accident in Bridgeport, Danbury, Shelton, Stamford or anywhere else throughout Fairfield County, contact Vishno Law Firm today at (203) 256-2373 for a free case consultation.
Vishno Law Firm is located at:
183 Sherman St
Fairfield, CT 06824