Honor Student Killed in Bus Accident

 

A 16-year-old high school student in Hartford, Connecticut recently died in a bus accident while traveling to a robotics competition. The honor student was first in his class at the time of the accident.

There were 17 other students on the bus at the time of the accident. The bus collided with a Volvo on the highway before plunging 20 feet into a ravine. None of the other students were injured in the bus accident.

The driver of the Volvo was also 16 years old. He was not hurt in the collision. Currently, the DMV is investigating the accident. As part of this investigation, they will examine the mechanical records of the school bus.

Police are still uncertain as to the cause of the accident, although they believe an unsafe lane change may have been a factor. They have not announced which vehicle made the unsafe lane change.

State lawmakers have used this bus accident as a rallying cry to increase safety measures on school buses, claiming that had the bus been equipped with seatbelts, the student may have survived the accident. Lawmakers are expected to introduce legislation that would require mandatory seat belts on state school buses in the near future.

If your loved one has suffered a wrongful death in a bus accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your loss. It is important to consult an experienced bus accident attorney who can help you with your claim.