Dugan & Associates, P.C.
No Recovery - No FeeFree Consultation
Serving all of Western Pennsylvania
Local: 412-353-3572 Toll Free: 888-99-D-U-G-A-N Toll Free: 888-99-D-U-G-A-N

Pennsylvania crash causes work-related injuries

A great deal of thought and effort is put into ensuring that school buses are as safe as possible. However, accidents still happen, placing the lives of bus drivers and students at risk. For example, a bus driver in Pennsylvania recently suffered fatal work\-related injuries after the bus she was driving was struck by a commercial vehicle.

The accident happened one morning on a day in April. A 54-year-old bus driver reportedly attempted to stop to pick up a teenager. Although reports indicate that she had activated the bus's warning lights when she slowed, the bus was struck in the rear by a tri-axle truck.

Even though it appears that the woman's seat belt was buckled, she was ejected from the bus and passed away as a result of injuries suffered in the accident. The teenager waiting to be picked up was uninjured; there were no students on the bus. Emergency workers had to extricate the driver of the truck, and he was transported to the hospital by helicopter. Some reports claim that the truck driver was driving too close to the bus when the accident happened.

Pennsylvania police are likely working to complete an investigation into the incident. In the meantime, the family of the deceased woman are left planning a funeral as a result of the fatal work-related injuries she suffered in the accident. Because there is no way to completely prevent all work-related accidents, employers are required to provide workers' compensation insurance benefits. This coverage can help victims manage the financial complications created by an accident such as this, including providing funeral costs. Families often utilize professionals with experience concerning the compensation process and with regard to potential third party wrongful death claims to help ensure fair treatment.

Source: triblive.com, "1 dead, 1 injured in Derry Township bus-truck crash", Paul Peirce and Dillon Carr, April 10, 2017

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Pittsburgh Office
4 West Manilla Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15220

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 412-922-0800
Pittsburgh Law Office Map

Beaver County Office
2002 McMinn St.
Aliquippa, PA 15001

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 724-775-7372
Aliquippa Law Office Map

North Hills
6400 Brooktree Ct.
Wexford, PA 15090

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 724-933-0133
Wexford Law Office Map

Butler County
2009 Mackenzie Way
Suite 100
Cranberry Twp, PA 16066

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 724-283-7063
Cranberry Twp Law Office Map

400 Penn Center Blvd.
Suite 101
Monroeville, PA 15232

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 412-261-1129

Westmoreland County
101 N. Main St.
Suite 104 - A
Greensburg, PA 15601

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 724-836-7454

Washington County
2400 Ansys Dr.
Suite 102
Canonsburg, PA 15317

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 724-743-0463
Canonsburg Law Office Map

Serving all of Western Pennsylvania Free Consultation