Spartanburg, SC — October 11, 2017, a bus driver was injured following an accident in which a school bus was struck by a semi on Mt. Zion Road.
Spartanburg authorities reported that the incident happened in the morning hours of Wednesday while approximately 30 students were on the bus.
Preliminary investigations indicated that a school bus was traveling along southbound Mt. Zion Road at the time. An oncoming truck reportedly crossed over the center line and sideswiped the bus.
None of the students were injured, but the bus driver was taken to a hospital with injuries said to be non-life-threatening.
Officials say the truck driver was cited for driving left of center. No further information is currently available.
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One detail which stuck out to me was how reports described the bus driver’s condition. Reports seem to suggest he sustained only minor injuries in the accident, and I certainly hope that’s the case. The only reason say this is because many times in the past, an accident victim was transported from the scene injuries thought to be minor, only for more serious problems to arise later on.
For example, we had an accident not long ago where a man was injured in an 18-wheeler accident. Immediately following the accident, no real injuries were found and he wasn’t in much pain. Two days later, he was virtually immobilized by back pain and couldn’t even go to work due to how bad it was. It turned out the accident shattered one of the disks in his spine, an injury that required complicated surgery and extensive recovery.
Obviously an injury like that is vastly more burdensome–physically and monetarily–than seemingly “minor” injuries. Again, I’m not saying that’s the case here, and I truly hope the bus driver’s injuries are indeed minor. My point here is that after any accident, it’s essential to ensure that a thorough investigation is conducted. That way, if more problems arise, those affected will have the necessary tools to get the assistance they need.
–Grossman Law Offices