9 People Hospitalized After Multi-Vehicle Crash in Arkansas

Corpus Christi Injury Lawyers

A crash in Lawrence County, Arkansas, involving a Hoxie school bus, a dump truck, and several other vehicles sends nine people to the hospital.

About the Arkansas School Bus Crash

According to reports, the multi-vehicle crash began when 31-year-old Houston Franks drove his dump truck into the rear end of a school bus as he exited the highway onto Lawrence County Road 703.

The collision caused the school bus, driven by 43-year-old Jeremy Parmer, to overturn in a man’s yard. Two children obtained serious but non-life-threatening injuries. One was airlifted to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis. The other was brought there later.

Five other children and both drivers were taken to a Jonesboro hospital with unspecified injuries. The children ranged in age from third-graders to tenth-graders.

Car Accident Statistics

Information taken from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • Over 40,000 fatal car accidents happen per year in the U.S.
  • Each day, more than 90 Americans die in car accidents.
  • On average, 2 million drivers experience a permanent injury every year.
  • Almost 8,000 people are killed in traffic accidents involving drivers aged 16-20.
  • The most common causes of death on the road are drunk driving (40%), speeding (30%), and irresponsible driving (33%).
  • Some 58% of fatal car accidents involve only one vehicle, and 38% are caused by a traffic collision.
  • When it comes to fatal car accidents by state, most occurred in Texas and California during 2018.
  • According to the statistics, most fatal injuries happen during weekends.
  • Each year, more than 1,600 children younger than 15 die in traffic accidents.

Contact an Experienced Auto Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one have been injured in a car crash, contact Thomas J. Henry. Our experienced auto accident attorneys have experience handling a multitude of injury accidents, no matter how severe the crash or injury. You may be entitled to compensation for your damages if another driver acted negligently. Our firm has the experienced lawyers and financial resources that you need to achieve the real results you deserve.

Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan Antonio, and Austin, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Call us today for a free case review — attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends. If you cannot make it to our office, we can visit you at your home, in the hospital, or at work

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