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School BusSchool buses are required to travel down residential roads to pick up and drop off schoolchildren. Those roads were often constructed for smaller vehicles, such as sedans or SUVs. The large size of buses, combined with the narrow residential roads, can lead to accidents. At least, the Massachusetts bus accident claim filed against the Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Association alleges that buses are traveling down roads that are too narrow.

The owner of a 2008 Honda vehicle stopped at an S-curve as a school bus approached from the opposite direction. The bus appeared to idle for a moment, possibly considering whether it could fit through the turn, and then proceeded. The plaintiff’s car was struck as the bus rounded the turn.

The owner of the Honda filed a complaint against the Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Association. The organization is a not-for-profit group that provides insurance for Massachusetts school buses. The plaintiff’s damages are not exceptionally high and do not involve any personal injury damages. However, as the plaintiff noted, the lawsuit was filed to not only recoup compensation but also allege that bus drivers are not being properly trained to drive down narrow residential roads. The plaintiff alleges that school buses are being sent down roads where they cannot simply fit or navigate without damaging other people’s cars.

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wiggs_Bus_704923-300x229Students were injured after an 1-95 school bus crash in Weston Massachusetts.  The accident caused the bus to crash through an Interstate 95 Guardrail and then the bus rolled onto its side.  Fortunately, there were no serious injuries.

The bus was taking several students home to Boston after an early release day at Sudbury’s Ephraim Curtis Middle School.  The crash occurred when the school bus collided with a Chevy Silverado pick up truck.  The Bus driver, the bus monitor and all 22 students were able to get out of the bus under their own power.  Weston Massachusetts fire and police department responded to the scene of the accident.  The fire chief confirmed 10 students were taken to area hospitals with minor injuries.  Other students and the driver were also taken to the hospital as a precaution.  All the crash victims were released without being admitted as an in-patient.  This eased many parents concerns of the welfare of their children.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.  No charges have been filed by either driver at this time.  One of the students commented that the cause if the crash was due to the pick up truck swerving into the lane of the bus causing the impact to occur.