This accident that took place near New Hampshire in Rutland, Vermont, may be similar to yours, so it may be of interest to you. When you’re hurt in a car accident, you shouldn’t have to worry about bills; when it’s not your fault, you should be able to seek compensation. This case resulted in multiple people being injured, but at least one person should have the right to seek payments from the at-fault driver.
The April 10 report states that a man had to be airlifted to a hospital in New Hampshire when he drove his truck into the back of a school bus. The bus had been stopped at a railroad crossing, and fortunately, it had no passengers inside. The Vermont State Police reported that the bus driver was not seriously injured, but she did have to be taken to Rutland Regional Medical Center for a complaint about a back injury.
The driver allegedly at fault was flown to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire after first being seen at RRMC. He was reportedly seriously injured. His identity was not revealed, but police reported that the man was trapped in his truck for around an hour while emergency workers worked to cut away at the truck to remove him from the cab.
This case shows how important it is for drivers to be aware of the laws for school buses. Most people should be aware that they always stop at railways. Now, the driver of the truck may face his own injuries along with the responsibility for the injuries of the bus driver.
Source: Rutland Herald, “Driver airlifted to Dartmouth after crash with bus” Brent Curtis, Apr. 10, 2014