School Bus Kills Pedestrian In Port Richmond

Last week, a school bus in the Port Richmond section struck and killed a man. The 30-year-old was struck by the bus at Allegheny and Aramingo avenues. He was rushed to the hospital but died from his injuries shortly after.

Police are still unclear about how the accident happened and no arrests have been made. We bring you this story because we want to highlight some of the dangers that buses pose to pedestrians each day around our area.

Do you know what to do if you are injured in a bus accident, whether as a passenger or a victim outside of the bus?

If you need a mass transit accident attorney, you can turn to the team at the Dan Doyle Law Group for help. They will work to secure the compensation you need for all of your accident-related expenses.

What Can Happen

Though we do not head about them often, when bus crashes happen, they can be disastrous because of their ability to affect so many people at one time. Their passengers are affected and, because of the size of these buses, many vehicles around them can also be affected at once.

Think about the buses you see on a daily basis around Philadelphia: School buses

  • Long-distance transport buses
  • Local public transportation buses
  • Airport or smaller commercial buses
  • School buses

In Pennsylvania during the latest reporting year:

  • There were 567 commercial bus crashes.
  • There were 292 school bus crashes.

Now consider how many passengers there were on those buses. How many other vehicles were affected?

Injuries from bus accidents can be severe, especially since most jurisdictions do not require passengers to wear seatbelts, even in school buses. Because of this, and their potential to affect so many others outside of the bus, these accidents can become mass casualty incidents with major injuries.

The Causes

We know that vehicle failure can cause major accidents, which is why bus companies must regularly inspect and maintain their buses. If a driver loses control of a vehicle at high speeds, the results can be disastrous.

All bus drivers should remain professional and follow all laws. They should never operate while under the influence of drugs or alcohol and should never be distracted by cell phones or other devices while they are driving.

Bus drivers or companies that cause injuries due to their negligent behavior should be held accountable for their actions.

What You Can Do

If you or a loved one have been injured in a bus accident and you should seek legal assistance immediately. These cases can become complicated, but the knowledgeable team at the Dan Doyle Law Group is ready to help.

We want to make sure that you get compensation for all of your accident-related expenses, but insurance companies may not offer that much. That is why we will fight for you. When you need a Philadelphia bus accident attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling 215-987-3730 for a free consultation.