My Fox Orlando reports that 10 children in a school bus crash were sent to area hospitals after a car struck the school bus on the children’s way to school.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 65 children were on a school bus, which was transporting them to Dunnelton Elementary School in Marion Oaks when the driver of a 2008 Mustang went through a stop sign, hitting the school bus.
While most of the children walked away from the school bus accident without injuries, 10 of the children had complaints of back and neck pain. They were taken to local area hospitals while the remaining children were transported onto another bus to get them to school.
The driver of the Mustang was charged with not only failing to stop at
the stop sign but also for not having proof of auto insurance.
Personal Injury Protection Insurance in Florida
While it is a requirement in Florida, some drivers fail to carry auto insurance. The state of Florida requires that a minimum of $10,000 in personal injury protection (PIP) is carried, along with a minimum of $10,000 in property damage liability.
PIP covers injured parties, no matter who is at fault in an auto accident. In addition, PIP may cover your child if they are injured in a school bus accident.
If your child has been seriously injured in a Florida accident, you should contact a Central Florida personal injury lawyer who can determine whether you have a valid personal injury claim.