Augusta, GA (August 10, 2018) – 10-year-old Ortez Johnson was struck after getting off his school bus on Leslie Circle in Augusta.
The accident took place as Johnson got off the school bus after school. Just as the young boy stepped off the sidewalk, a white Hyundai Sonata came down Wells Drive and struck Johnson.
The driver of the Sonata was not charged. The police investigation found the bus was parked along the side of the road on Leslie Circle where drivers are not legally required to stop on Wells Drive.
Thankfully, Johnson suffered only minor injuries and was taken to Augusta University Medical Center for treatment. He was released from the hospital the same day.
Bus-Related Injuries and Deaths
Unfortunately, bus-related injuries occur throughout the country every year. As students return to school, drivers are quick to pass the school buses in the area, and it’s often difficult to determine whether the bus driver or the driver of another vehicle is responsible for the incident.
This type of accident typically requires a thorough investigation which can uncover instances of negligence. If you or someone you know is involved in a bus-related automobile accident, it is important to contact a legal professional to see what options are available for you.
Instances of negligence can result in compensation for pain and suffering, costs for medical expenses, and lost wages if necessary. Our legal team at the Nye Law Group deals with pedestrian-involved vehicle accidents throughout Georgia and we are available now to help you at (912) 200-5230.
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Disclaimer: We at Nye Law Group pride ourselves as members of our local community and strive to improve the overall safety and wellbeing of everyone in our state. Our deepest condolences go out to those injured in these accidents, and we hope that by promoting an awareness of these dangers, our community can take the steps necessary to avoid them. These posts are not a solicitation for business, and the information provided should not be mistaken as medical or legal advice.