A Jefferson County fifth grader was accidentally run over Friday morning by a school bus. The Denver Post is reporting that the accident occurred at about 8:50 a.m. Friday morning. According to Denver Police Department spokesman, Lt. Matt Murray, the student had missed his bus and was chasing it when he tripped and fell under a wheel. The student was transported to Swedish Medical Center with serious injuries to his hip and leg. The accident remains under investigation.
National school bus accident statistics define a school bus-related crash as those that directly or indirectly involve a school bus-type vehicle, a vehicle functioning as a school bus by transporting students to or from school or related activities. According to Onlinelawyersource.com, 1,450 people have been killed in school bus related accidents since 1990. Approximately 27 school aged children die each year in school bus related accidents.
If you, or someone you love, have been injured in a school bus accident, you may be eligible to file a claim to seek compensation in a personal injury or wrongful death case. You may wish to speak to an attorney who can advise you of your legal rights and options in a school bus accident case. Colorado Accident Attorney Smith & Smith can help you through the legal process and get you the compensation that you deserve. Contact the Colorado Personal Injury Law office of Smith & Smith at (719) 544-0062 today for a free consultation.