One person died after a May 18 crash between a passenger vehicle and a school bus in Temple Hills, Maryland.
According to Prince George’s County police, the accident occurred
at approximately 5:15 p.m. at the intersection of Temple Hill Road and Old Temple Hills Road. Witnesses reported seeing the two vehicles heading in opposite directions when they collided head on. The crash resulted in the car becoming engulfed in flames. Unfortunately, the driver could not be removed from the vehicle before passing away. There were just two adults on board the school bus at the time, and neither of them suffered injuries.
There were no initial indications as to the cause of the fatal accident. However, police did tell reporters they received a call for shots fired shortly before the crash was called in. Officers were investigating both incidents to see if they could be connected.
Seeking damages after a bus accident
If you have been injured in an accident involving a bus, how you proceed with a personal injury claim depends on several factors. For example, if you were a passenger on the bus, you would likely seek damages against the bus company if the bus driver was at fault. Or, you may file a claim against the driver of another vehicle if he or she caused the crash.
Once you have determined who was at fault, your claim would proceed as it would after any other accident. Your attorney would gather evidence and work to prove that the party in question was indeed responsible for the injuries or property damage you’ve sustained.
For further guidance on your legal options after a serious car, truck or bus accident, consult a dedicated La Plata personal injury attorney
with Mudd, Mudd & Fitzgerald, P.A.