10 People Injured In Camden Transit Bus Accident On Federal Street
CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY (March 15, 2020) – Ten people were injured in a bus accident with a pickup truck on Federal Street.
Camden police officials are saying that the accident took place around 4:20 p.m For reasons that remain under investigation the pickup truck and the transit bus collided.
Paramedics were called to the scene and took ten people to the hospital. A second bus was called to the accident site in order to take the uninjured passengers to their destination.
Neither drugs nor alcohol are believed to have been factors in the crash.
Liability In Camden Bus Accidents
Buses are considered “common carriers” under the law. They are held to a high standard in terms of safety. According to Squaw Valley Ski Corporation v. Superior Court, “The elevated standard of care for common carriers is “based on a recognition that the privilege of serving the public as a common carrier necessarily entails great responsibility, requiring common carriers to exercise a high duty of care towards their customers.” Victims of bus accidents tend to suffer very serious injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head trauma
FMCSA guidelines require buses that can carry 16 or more people to carry at least $5,000,000 worth of liability coverage. Any person that is injured in a car accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A bus accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Getting Help After A Camden Bus Accident
We at Pulvers, Pulvers & Thompson extend our thoughts and prayers to all of those that were injured in this bus accident. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to police as they continue their investigation. It is our sincere hope that measures are put in place to prevent additional accidents like this.