Jacksonville, FL – School Bus Accident with Injuries on I-95Sheftall Law
Jacksonville, FL (March 12, 2020) – This morning around 8:30 a.m., police confirmed that a school bus accident took place on I-95 in Jacksonville.
The accident occurred when two vehicles collided on the highway near the area of J. Turner Butler Boulevard, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Police confirmed that a Mercedes Benz was traveling south in the center travel lane when the vehicle suddenly switched lanes, which caused it to swipe the side of a school bus. The school bus was hit so forcefully that the accident caused it to run off the left side of the interstate where it crashed through a guardrail.
Police confirmed that there were no children on the bus at the time. However, the school bus driver and the driver of the Mercedes were both hospitalized for their injuries.
Lanes were closed down until 10:15 a.m. Police continue their investigation into the accident at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
School Bus Accidents in Florida
Between the years 2012 and 2015, it was reported that there was a 16% increase in accidents involving school buses. School bus drivers are known incredibly safe on our roads due to the fact that they transport children from one area to another. If you have been harmed in an accident involving a school bus and wonder what options you have, you should always be prepared to speak with a personal injury attorney about your options.
At Sheftall & Associates, our accident attorneys have handled many injury claims for victims of accidents. We understand that the aftermath of a car accident can be devastating both physically and financially and wish to offer our support in your time of need. Please contact our accident attorneys at 904-647-2296 so that we can get started on helping you in your time of need.
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