Santa Teresa, NM - Child Injured in Bus Crash at McNutt Rd & Leeds Dr
Santa Teresa, NM (February 25, 2020) - A Santa Teresa Elementary School student was injured following a school bus accident on Monday, February 24th. At the intersection of McNutt Road and Leeds Drive, the school bus was reportedly T-boned at around 7:45 a.m. The 36-year-old woman that struck the bus reportedly failed to yield the right of way.
At the time of the crash, the bus was reportedly carrying 35 Santa Teresa Elementary School students. Four students claimed that they felt as they’d be injured in the crash. The parents of one child decided to take their child to a nearby medical facility.
The identity of the woman who struck the bus has not been released. An investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
New Mexico School Bus Crashes
Children riding on school buses are exposed to dangerous crashes every year. Injuries resulting from a school bus crash can range in severity, from a broken ankle to even death. Many children may suffer permanent emotional trauma following a school bus accident.
There were 1,282 people killed in school bus collisions nationwide from 2007 to 2016. This comes out to nearly 128 deaths each year. 9 percent of those killed were passengers of the school bus.
The legal team at Will Ferguson & Associates is here to help you fight for compensation after being injured by a reckless driver. A skilled Albuquerque bus crash attorney can help increase your chances of a successful case and potentially maximize your claim. If you or a loved one has been unfairly injured in a crash, contact us today at (505) 243-5566.
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Disclaimer: At Will Ferguson & Associates, it is our goal to honor the victims of the nightmarish accidents that often take place in New Mexico. We would also like to familiarize the public with ways they can avoid a similar fate and what they can do, should the unthinkable happen. The information contained within this article is not to be viewed as any type of medical or legal advice. The photographs depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.
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