There are a multitude of individuals who operate motor vehicles as a primary task in their employment. Those who drive school buses may not only be tasked with transporting students to and from school but also with safeguarding their well-being in transit. But bus drivers can only control so much of what happens on the road. Fourteen students were taken to medical facility for treatment and the driver of a bus suffered serious injuries during a recent work-related car accident after the driver of a dump truck fell asleep behind the wheel in North Carolina.
Drowsy driving crash
Authorities say they received reports of a head-on crash involving a bus and dump truck on a recent Wednesday. Initial investigations indicate that the accident took place when the driver of a dump truck suddenly lost control and veered into oncoming lanes of traffic. The truck proceeded to crash head-on into a nearby school bus and a third vehicle.
While investigating the incident, authorities claim to have learned that the driver of the dump truck had fallen asleep behind the wheel shortly before causing the crash. Reports indicate that up to 14 students were transported to the hospital for treatment, each of whom was released later that day. Emergency responders say it took them nearly 30 minutes to rescue the driver from within the bus and state that this person was admitted to the hospital with serious injuries.
A work-related car accident can be a disastrous incident that runs the unfortunate risk of placing the health of a person in jeopardy. Individuals in North Carolina who suffer serious harm under similar circumstances could benefit from speaking with an attorney for guidance in addressing the situation at hand and determining the best course of action with which to proceed. An attorney can evaluate the incident, along with a client’s injuries and financial needs, and assist in preparing to seek the full amount of compensation achievable through all applicable outlets.