Bus Driver Charged in Crash
A bus driver involved in a fatal accident has officially been charged. The man who was driving the bus at the time of the crash has been charged with two counts of vehicular homicide and failure to yield. Each of the charges is a misdemeanor.
According to reports, the man was driving a bus when he crashed into a car. The bus driver pulled out in front of the car, carrying two brothers on their way to the dentist, and caused the accident. The accident occurred on April 24, 2017. The bus driver has been said to be “devastated” over the accident. He has been taken off of his routes until the investigation is completed.
Warrants have been issued for the bus driver, who had not turned himself in at the time of the report.
While this accident is upsetting, it could have been avoided. Drivers on Atlanta roads are urged to make sure the way is clear before they pull out of a driveway, parking lot or move through an intersection. Do not assume that because you have the right of way that there is nothing heading for you. Doing so can cause an accident such as this, and the lives of multiple people can be changed forever.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident in Atlanta, you have rights. When someone is injured or sustains property damage in an accident that is discovered to be the fault of another driver, that driver may be held responsible for paying compensation to victims. Reach out to our experienced team of DeKalb County personal injury attorneys today for a free case evaluation. We will review the details of your accident and help you determine the types and amounts of compensation you may be entitled to under state law.