Authorities are investigating an incident in which an Austin Independent School District bus crashed while apparently trying to avoid an oncoming vehicle on a southwest Austin farm-to-market road.
Details of the Austin Bus Accident
According to KXAN, Austin ISD Bus 0907 was traveling on FM 1826 when it swerved to avoid an oncoming vehicle. The bus went off the road way and appears to have overturned.
Fortunately, no students were on board the bus when the crash happened. The condition of the driver was not immediately available.
Police say the bus was totaled in the crash.
The accident remains under investigation.
Who Can Be Held Responsible in a Bus Accident?
If it is determined that a bus driver was negligent in an accident, the driver’s employer may be liable for:
- Failure to properly train drivers
- Failure to maintain vehicle
- Failure to verify proper licensing/certification
- Negligent hiring practices
- Negligent supervision
- Negligent entrustment
Contact an Experienced School Bus Accident Lawyer
If your child was injured in an accident involving a school bus or any other kind of school-related transportation, contact Thomas J. Henry Law for your free case evaluation. Our Austin company vehicle accident lawyers are familiar with the rules and regulations the school buses are subject to. They can help you determine who can be held liable for your child’s injuries and help you secure the compensation you are entitled to.
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