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Westport – School Bus Crash

A school bus crashed into a tree in Westport last Friday morning.

Just before 8:00 a.m., authorities received reports of a crash on Sylvan Road North. Emergency teams dispatched to the area discovered a school bus that crashed into a tree. The vehicle was en route to Kings Highway Elementary School and was carrying students. People near the crash site helped students evacuate the crashed bus. No student sustained serious injuries or needed to be hospitalized. The driver was trapped and had to be extricated by responding firefighters. They had to use specialized hydraulic equipment to free the operator. He has since been hospitalized and is expected to recover. Authorities are currently investigating the incident. This post will be updated when new info becomes available.

Emergency teams would always have various equipment in their arsenal to help motorists involved in road-related incidents, and this case exemplifies how important these tools are. Having said that, identifying the causes of these accidents is crucial if future crashes are to be avoided. Doing this will also allow both the state and injured parties to file appropriate charges against responsible parties, particularly in cases where DUI, reckless behavior, or negligence could be involved.

If you or someone you care about was injured in an accident, you may need help navigating the complex challenges of paying for your medical bills, recouping your lost wages, and regaining your quality of life. The Connecticut attorneys with Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers can help you through this process, working to hold the responsible party accountable for the pain and suffering you have had to endure. Call 800-PERKINS for a free consultation with a lawyer today.

Note: Our blog reports on a variety of sensitive stories with the goal of raising awareness of accidents and the repercussions they can have. We use real news articles as our sources. Should a story be updated or a post on our site be inaccurate, please let us know so we can update our post. Our blog is not intended to be read as legal advice.


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