Earlier this month in Baltimore, six people were killed and several others injured when a school bus collided with an MTA bus. According to one local news source covering the accident, there were no students on board the bus at the time of the accident, but the MTA bus did have several passengers on board.
Evidently, the accident occurred when the school bus was on its way to pick up the first students of the day. It was headed east on Frederick Avenue, shortly before 7 a.m., when it rear-ended a Ford Mustang. After the initial collision, the bus continued forward, crashing into a concrete pillar before it was sent into the driver’s side of the MTA bus.
Police arrived on the scene moments after the collision. A police spokesperson explained “it literally looks like a bomb exploded on the bus.” Investigators on the scene noticed that there did not seem to be any skid marks or other indications that the school bus had tried to slow down immediately before the collision. Police are unsure what caused the driver of the school bus to lose control but do plan on speaking to a surviving school aide who was on board the bus at the time of the collision.
In all, six people died, and another 10 were injured. Both drivers were among those who were killed, as were four passengers aboard the MTA bus. Two other passengers were hospitalized with critical injuries. Thankfully, the school bus had not yet picked up any students. The accident is currently under investigation by both the Baltimore Police as well as the National Transportation Safety Board.
Unexplained Accidents in Maryland
While police do their best to determine the cause of all serious and fatal accidents, sometimes they are unable to figure out what caused an accident. In the accident discussed above, it could have been that the school bus driver was distracted at the time of the accident. It may also be that he suffered from some kind of medical condition in the moments before the accident that prevented him from safely driving the bus.
A skilled personal injury attorney may be able to pick up where the police left off. By subpoenaing cell phone records, obtaining nearby camera footage, and conducting in-depth interviews, an attorney may be able to determine who should be held liable for the injuries and loss of life caused by a serious accident.
Have You Been Injured in a Maryland Car Accident?
If you or a loved one has recently been injured in a Maryland car accident, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. This can include amounts for the loss of a loved one, or, if you are the injured party, for your past and future medical expenses, lost wages, and any pain and suffering. The skilled personal injury attorneys at the Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. law firm of Lebowitz & Mzhen Personal Injury Lawyers have the experience you need to feel comfortable placing your case in their hands. Call 410-654-3600 to set up a free consultation today.
More Blog Posts:
Determining Liability in Maryland Multi-Car Accidents, Maryland Car Accident Attorney Blog, published November 2, 2016.
Graduated Licensing Program Helps, but Teen Drivers Still a Major Risk on Maryland Roads, Maryland Car Accident Attorney Blog, published October 18, 2016.