Abbeville, SC (October 20, 1977) – According to Abbeville County Schools, one of three buses returning to Westwood Elementary School after a field trip was involved in a crash that injured 19 of the almost 30 students on board. 16 of the children had to be taken to a hospital for medical treatment.
The crash happened at approximately 1:20 PM on Highway 25 at Nation Road. The bus ran off of the edge of the highway and came to a stop in some nearby woods. The children had to be evacuated from the bus through the rear door. George McKinney, an emergency management coordinator said that a medical helicopter was needed for several of the children.
The exact cause of the accident is still under investigation and there is no update on the well-being of the children who were injured at this time.
South Carolina School Bus Injuries
We would like to extend our sympathies to the children who were injured in this accident as well as their parents. We send our children off to school trusting that those in charge will keep them safe. No one deserves to hear news like this.
Millions of children all across the country rely on school buses for safe transportation to and from school. We assume that these behemoth means of travel are safe yet most do not even offer seat belts to their occupants. As a result, hundreds of children are injured each year and many die in school bus accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 134 children die each year in school transportation-related accidents.
If your child has been injured as a result of a crash that took place while they were on a school bus, you need to contact an experienced personal injury attorney at Nye Law Group immediately. There is a statute of limitations on claims involving school buses so swift legal action is required. For a free consultation to discuss your case, give us a call at 912-200-5230.
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