The Atlanta Injury Attorneys Blog has recently posted on an Atlanta area MARTA bus accident in which a car played a major factor in the crash. We have also posted on the push to implement federal bus safety standards that have been in place for a decade, but are not yet fully implemented.
Last week, a Harmon Brothers Tour bus chartered to carry 52 passengers from the Mill Creek High School in Buford, was traveling on 1-75 in a construction zone when it had to swerve off the highway to avoid a car stopped in its lane. The bus traveled up an embankment and struck an overpass, all to avoid the car.
The car was in the lane in which the bus had been traveling due to a rear-end collision that occurred before the bus came along. The car had been pushed into the lane in which the bus was traveling, after it had been involved in the rear-end collision.
There were 47 Gwinnett County high school students on board the chartered bus when the accident occurred. One bus passenger was airlifted to a hospital in Macon and 19 others were taken to nearby hospitals. The airlifted passenger was said to be in stable condition. The other passengers were taken to the local hospital as a precaution and were not expected to have any serious injuries.
As with so many Atlanta area highway accidents, this colliison occurred in a construction zone at a merge point where three lanes merged into two. Accident and injury can be avoided if drivers slow down in construction areas and allow the merge to occur without trying to rush through the situation.
The Atlanta Injury Attorneys Blog reminds drivers that as we approach the seasons in which Georgians are out of the roads enjoying our beautiful state, it is important to be mindful of avoiding accident and injury on Georgia’s roads. Avoid serious injury while driving a motorcycle, car or other vehicle, by driving defensively. Slow down, watch the road ahead of you, do not tailgate, and be extremely cautious in construction zones.
If you have been seriously injured in a highway or other accident, please contact the Law Offices of P. Charles Scholle, PC, whose law practice focuses on helping clients secure the financial and medical recovery they need after a traumatic event in their lives.
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