There’s been yet another tragic school bus accident in McDuffie County, Georgia. This accident resulted in the death of the driver of the school bus. The accident occurred when the bus went out of control and ran into a ditch. The driver was ejected from the bus. She was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries, but died soon after.
The bus had about 10 students.Two of the children suffered serious injuries, and were rushed to the hospital. Unfortunately, one of the children who was injured was the driver’s own son. The accident apparently occurred on a dirt road just outside of Dearing. The driver seems to have lost control of the bus as it slid off the road. School drivers of the McDuffie County School System are mourning the loss of one of their own.
The Georgia State Patrol is investigating the accident. Some questions are being raised about the condition of the road at the time of the crash.
Our hearts go out to the family of this driver. Not only have they lost a mother and wife, but one of the children is seriously injured and in the hospital.
The year 2010 was a bad year for school bus safety in Georgia. There were a series of bus accidents last year, and some of them ended in fatalities. All of them however underscore to Atlanta bus accident lawyers the importance of redefining school bus safety rules. For instance, some bus accidents that occurred last year have clearly shown the need to have school students restrained in their seats while the bus is in motion. However, we’re no closer to mandating seatbelts for school buses. This is in spite of the fact that young children are at a high risk of injuries in any accident, whether it is a school or a passenger vehicle.