Columbia, SC (October 22, 2018) – In Columbia, a school bus accident caused injuries to multiple people, including the bus driver, who police have since identified in the accident. South Carolina authorities immediately responded to the accident on Friday, October 19 around 1:20 p.m.
The accident took place in Greenwood County on US-25 almost four miles from Ware Shoals. The bus had been returning to the Westwood Elementary School when it suddenly became involved in an accident and traveled off the right side of the road. It went down an embankment. At this time, investigators are still taking a close look at what caused the driver to go off the side of the road.
Thirteen passengers were injured, which included nine students and the driver. The driver was identified as 56-year-old Donna Link of Abbeville. They were all taken to the hospital for treatment.
Columbia Bus Accident
If you or your child has been involved in a school bus accident, you should know that you have rights during this difficult time. We wish to extend our condolences to all of those involved and hope that you will be able to gain the strength to move forward.
When a child has been injured in an accident, the parents will have to bring a claim for compensation on behalf of their child. A child is not permitted to bring one of these claims on their own behalf until they are 18 years of age. At the Nye Law Group, you have many options when it comes to receiving compensation that will help you through this difficult time. Call us for more information on how we can help in your time of need at (912) 200-5230.
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