A bus driver in Atlanta accidentally hit two children that were both walking across the streets at separate locations this morning. Reports show that the first incident took place along Peachtree Battle Avenue NW and Peachtree Road. The bus then struck another child that was crossing at Defoors Ferry Road and Defoors Ferry Manor. Both children were not seriously injured. They were both alert after the accidents and conscious.
The bus driver who caused these accidents will most likely need to submit to drug and alcohol BAC tests to make sure that he or she was not intoxicated when driving the large vehicle. Pedestrian accidents of this nature are frequent, especially now that many children are walking to and from school on the sidewalks next to busy roads. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, or if your child is harmed in a pedestrian accident involving a bus, then you will want to seek compensation from the liable party.
In most instances, the driver who facilitates a pedestrian accident is held responsible. The only times that there are exceptions to this is when the pedestrian disobeys a traffic signal or is jaywalking across a busy road. In most cases, when a pedestrian crosses at a designated crosswalk then the bus needs to yield the right of way to the pedestrian.
If you want more information about pedestrian accidents or if you have been injured and want to know if you have a case, call Van Sant Law today. The Atlanta personal injury attorneys at this firm are personal injury trial lawyers. Attorney Van Sant even has a 10.0 Superb Avvo rating. You may be able to get compensation for medical bills, punitive damages, lost wages and more. Contact Van Sant Law Firm today right now!