Collin County, TX (January 6, 2023) – A major auto accident was reported in Collin County on Wednesday evening that left several people injured. At around 4:24 p.m., on January 4, the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a traffic accident on Farm to Market Road 2194.
According to law enforcement, a Farmersville Independent School District bus carrying 48 children was traveling through the area of Market Road 2194 and County Road 1661.
As the bus stop to unload children, it was struck from behind by a Ford F150 pickup truck.
The driver of the pickup truck and 10 students on board were all injured. All of the victims were transported to area hospitals for medical care.
The incident remains under investigation.
We hope the people who suffered injuries due to this crash recover quickly.
Commercial Vehicle Accidents in Texas
Each year, thousands of commercial vehicle accidents were reported in the state of Texas. There are many instances where school buses carrying children are involved in these accidents. Bus accidents are likely to result in injuries for many victims at once. This is due to the fact that the vehicles have a very high capacity, placing more lives at risk during accidents. Unfortunately, with school buses, we see many people harmed as a result of vehicles that crash into the rear of them.
There are a number of reasons why vehicles may rear-end school buses. First, school buses often stop frequently to pick up and drop off students. This can cause following vehicles to become bunched up, making it difficult for drivers to react in time if the bus suddenly stops. Additionally, school buses typically have a large stop arm that extends out from the side of the bus when stopped, which can block the view of drivers in adjacent lanes and make it tough to see if the bus is stopped. Finally, many drivers simply aren’t paying attention and fail to notice when a school bus has stopped ahead of them, resulting in a rear-end collision.
If you have been harmed as a result of a rear-end accident, you might have legal options available to help you move forward. A commercial vehicle accident lawyer in Collin County can help you seek financial compensation for your damages.
If you or someone you know has been hurt in a truck accident, the best place to start is by getting a free case evaluation from an experienced personal injury attorney. At Goudarzi & Young, we have decades of experience with cases such as yours and a proven track record of success. Our team of fearless legal advocates will fight for your rights and get you the compensation that you deserve. Call our Collin County truck accident lawyers today at 800-256-5169 for more information about our services and how we can help with your case.
Notes: Our team of dedicated writers created this post through the use of secondary sources; therefore, we have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this truck accident. If you locate incorrect information, please contact Goudarzi & Young, L.L.P. so that we can update the post with the most accurate information available. This post will be removed if requested.
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