Kenly, NC (April 12, 2021) – Officials in Johnston County responded to the scene of a crash involving a school bus on Monday morning. The accident occurred just after 7:00 a.m. on U.S. Highway 301 near Weaver Road.
According to police, the bus was stopped near an intersection and was preparing to pick up students. At the same time, a black GMC truck was traveling behind the bus. The truck failed to reduce its speed and collided with the back of the bus. A total of 26 students were on board the bus at the time of the collision. Four of the students were taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the GMC was not injured in the accident.
Following an investigation, the GMC driver was charged with failing to reduce speed to avoid a crash. Police remained on the scene until approximately 9:30 a.m.
There is no additional information available at this time.
We wish to offer our thoughts and hopes for a complete and speedy recovery to children affected by this bus accident in Kenly.
Injury Accidents in North Carolina
Injury crashes take place in North Carolina each day, multiple times per day. When an accident occurs, it is usually because of some form of negligent driving by another motorist. Drivers who choose to engage in careless and reckless driving behavior are placing their own desires over the safety of others on the roadway. This can include motorists who speed, drive while impaired, text while they are driving, fail to yield to other vehicles, and more. These actions can all lead to serious injuries which can have major and sometimes permanent consequences for accident victims.
If you have been injured in a North Carolina car accident, you should seek to protect your legal rights as soon as possible. After the crash, you will likely receive a call from an insurance adjuster wanting you to accept a quick settlement and sign away your rights to further pursue your case. Before you sign anything, however, you should speak with a skilled and trusted North Carolina personal injury lawyer. An attorney can advise you on your rights and help you make the correct decisions so that you do not jeopardize your claim and your chances to receive the compensation you deserve.
At Burton Law Firm, we know what you are going through and we are here to help. North Carolina car accident attorney Jason M. Burton assists clients every day who have been victimized by the actions of others. We know what it takes to stand up to the insurance company and fight for you when you are facing a difficult situation. Since 2012, we have successfully recovered more than 40 million dollars in total compensation on behalf of our clients and we would be honored to assist you as well.
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