Bear Creek Township, PA (September 6, 2023) – On Wednesday, a school bus and a tow truck collided in Luzerne County, sending several students and adults to the hospital.
The accident took place on Route 115 (Bear Creek Boulevard) close to Laurel Run Road at about 8:10 a.m. in the morning.
According to the Pennsylvania State Police, there were students from Kindergarten to Eighth Grade aboard the bus. The students were making their way to Bear Creek Community Charter for the start of the school year.
Officials suspect that a tow truck driver had a medical emergency while behind the wheel, forcing him to veer over the roadway and into the bus. After paramedics responded, Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center reportedly received and treated 54 accident victims on Wednesday morning.
Per a notice released by Bear Creek Community Charter School, four students suffered moderate injuries and were hospitalized; two of them are still being treated.
Both drivers were taken to the hospital, a man in his twenties from Effort and a woman in her fifties from Wilkes-Barre. One is in good condition, while the other is listed as fair by Geisinger representatives.
Route 115 was blocked between Laurel Run Road and East Mountain Boulevard for the investigation, which remains ongoing at this time.
Our thoughts are extended to the injured victims and their families in hopes of their full recovery.
Bus Accidents in Pennsylvania
More incidents involving large trucks and buses have been reported in recent years in Pennsylvania. Commercial vehicle accidents now account for many fatalities and serious injuries. Data show that between 2011 and 2021, there was a nearly 51% increase in injuries involving commercial vehicles in Pennsylvania.
Commercial vehicle accidents cause a high number of fatalities each year in Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, this is especially true when a bus and a passenger vehicle are on the road together. Consult a lawyer who will aggressively represent your interests if a family member is killed in an accident involving a commercial vehicle.
One of life’s worst tragedies is losing a loved one in a crash involving a commercial vehicle. After a major accident, it’s wise to consult an attorney about your legal alternatives. Moreover, the last thing anyone needs after losing a loved one in an accident is financial stress brought on by the negligence of others.
An experienced Pennsylvania injury attorney should be consulted when a loved one is killed in an accident involving a commercial vehicle. And here at Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys, our team is ready to help you after a tragic accident has turned your life upside-down. Our firm will be here for you every step of the way, ready to explain anything that is unclear or help you through the nuances of state law and procedures for personal injury claims in Pennsylvania.
As you go through this challenging time, know you have our full support. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries or sustained other damages in a car accident across our state, please call our personal injury attorneys at (215) 600-0681.
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