Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Two Serious Bus Accidents in Harford County, Maryland

Monday, January 18, 2010, a school bus was stopped at a red light on Route 40 in Edgewood, Maryland when a man drove his vehicle under the school bus. The man, 72 year old Theodros Dimitrios Xenakis of Forest Hill, Maryland had to be cut out of his vehicle and was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma in serious condition.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010, a second serious bus accident occurred at 2:00 p.m. when a Ford Expedition collided with a Harford County school bus near Harford Technical High School. The driver of the Ford Expedition also had to be cut out of his vehicle and was taken to Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore City for his injuries.

Thankfully in both accidents no children were injured. In the United States there are more than 450,000 school buses that transport our children to and from school. The safety of children is a daily concern for parents, teachers, daycare providers and anyone taking children into their care. Bus drivers assume the responsibility for children everyday ensuring their safe return to and from school.

If a child is injured in a school bus accident it can change their life as well as the lives of their parents in an instant. Parents should be aware that companies that provide public transportation vehicles can be held liable for the safety of their vehicles. It is important that you consult with an experienced bus accident injury lawyer if you or someone you know is injured in this type of accident. Portner & Shure has handled countless bus accident cases, including one where we sued Peter Pan Bus Company for the driver's negligence. The driver was overworked and in fact fell asleep at the wheel while driving on Interstate 95 in Harford County. The recovery against the bus company was $ 550,000.00.

If your child or someone you love has been injured in a bus accident, you should contact an experienced attorney. The attorneys at Portner & Shure have many years of experience representing bus accident victims in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.

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