Kenilworth School Bus Accident Involving FedEx Truck Injures One Person On Boulevard Near Dorset Drive
KENILWORTH, NEW JERSEY (December 19, 2019) – One person sustained a leg injury after a multi-vehicle car accident involving a school bus and FedEx truck on Boulevard near Dorset.
New Jersey State Police are saying that the accident took place around 6:00 p.m. For reasons that remain under investigation two cars, a school bus and a FedEx truck were involved in a collision.
At least one person sustained a leg injury and had to be taken to the hospital. Police believe that icy conditions on the roadway may have contributed to the crash.
An investigation into the school bus accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Kenilworth School Bus Accidents
School buses and FedEx trucks are considered “common carriers” under the law. As such they are held to a very high standard in terms of safety. According to Acosta v. Southern California Rapid Transit Dist., “Common carriers bind themselves to carry safely those whom they take into their vehicles, and owe both a duty of utmost care and the vigilance of a very cautious person towards their passengers. Such carriers are responsible for any,even the slightest, negligence and are required to do all that human care,vigilance, and foresight reasonably can do under all the circumstances.”
In order to be safe drivers must always operate their vehicles according to the prevailing conditions. Even driving 20 miles below the speed limit may be reckless if the roadway is covered in ice. It’s important that evidence is collected and preserved after an accident. School buses that can carry 16 or more passengers must have at least $5,000,000 worth of liability coverage. Any person that is injured may have the ability to recover damages through a bodily injury claim. Damages can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A car accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case free of cost and let you know what your legal options are.
Getting Help After A Kenilworth FedEx Truck Accident
We at Pulvers, Pulvers & Thompson extend our thoughts and prayers to all of the victims of this accident. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to the New Jersey State Police as they continue their investigation. It is our sincere hope that measures are put in place to prevent similar accidents.
Have you or someone that you love been injured in a car accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any legal questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims get the medical and financial support that they need to fully recover. Whether you just have questions about the law or need help after an accident we are here for you. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at 212-471-5106.