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1 student injured in Ionia school bus accident

Parents of kids in Michigan's Ionia Public School District may have gotten a scare yesterday upon learning that one of the district's school buses had been in an accident. Luckily, no one was seriously injured, according to a news report. One student reportedly sustained minor injuries in the accident.

The accident took place during the afternoon commute at about 3:15 p.m. It appears that the bus was driving around a curve on Graff Road when it turned over on its side. The weather may have been a factor in the accident, according to authorities. It was snowing at the time.

Michigan State Police as well as Ionia Central Dispatch, the Ionia Department of Public Safety and the district's transportation company all assisted at the scene of the accident.

The school district has stated that it will be conducting an investigation into this accident.

After a bus accident, there are a number of things that must be studied. In addition to the actual accident scene and the actions of the driver, it will be necessary to determine what kind of condition the school bus was in and what, if any, role the transportation company played in the accident.

In some bus accident cases, negligence is uncovered on the part of the bus company for employing unfit drivers or operating poorly maintained buses, among other things.

Of course, in this case, there has been no indication of negligence but it is always important to conduct a thorough investigation in order to ensure anyone who is responsible is held accountable. When negligence does exist, it is also possible for injured parties to obtain compensation.

Source: Sentinel Standard, "Minor injury sustained in bus accident," Feb. 7, 2013

  • Our law firm in Ann Arbor, Michigan, helps victims of motor vehicle accidents learn about their rights and obtain compensation from negligent parties. More information regarding this area of our practice is available on our Car Accidents page.

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