A Thomas Edison Schools bus was traveling west on U.S. 30 on Friday morning when it was struck by 18-year-old driver Zechariah Price. The school bus accident happened at Ohio 49 North.
The 18-year-old driver was critically injured in the crash and was taken to Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. Our thoughts are with the boy and his family as he recovers from his injuries.
Two passengers on the bus were treated for minor injuries. Aide Tine and a student in a wheelchair, Issac Smith were treated.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol said that Price’s vehicle was traveling south on Ohio 49 and failed to yield to the bus.
School Bus Passengers Injured in the Accident
While the crash remains under investigation at this time, it appears as though the at-fault driver is 18-year-old Zechariah Price, who failed to yield.
The Ohio Revised Code 4511.43 Right-of-way rule at through highways, stop signs, yield signs states the importance of this area of the law. We would advise those injured in this accident to contact an attorney as soon as possible. While the report states that the injuries are minor, they could result in medical bills and lost wages if they continually affect the individual’s quality of life. We would recommend seeking the guidance of a lawyer sooner rather than later, helping to ensure the outcome of any claim would be favorable.
The lawyers at our office have represented those injured in failure to yield accidents, as well as school bus accidents. We are aware of the steps to take with accidents of this nature and can guide accident victims through the injury claims process.
To contact our lawyers, call 800.637.8170. They can answer any questions that you may have regarding a similar accident, recommend which steps that you may take, as well as give a free case evaluation over the phone. You can also request additional legal information such as The Ohio Accident Book, which is easy to understand and maps out the entire legal process.