St. Augustine, FL – Bus Accident at Woodlawn Rd IntersectionSheftall Law
St. Augustine, FL (February 8, 2020) – According to police, two people were injured in a bus accident that took place at a St. Augustine intersection yesterday, February 7.
The Florida Highway Patrol confirmed that the collision took place at the intersection of State Road 16 and Woodlawn Road when an SUV and a bus with 34 students collided. The bus belonged to the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind.
According to FHP, two students were injured in the accident. The extent of their injuries is not known but they are expected to fully recover.
The accident took place around 2:47 p.m. and police confirmed that a Jacksonville man in the SUV turned in front of the bus.
The driver of the SUV was identified as 65-year-old Grantham Parramore, who was charged with failing to yield at a traffic signal.
The investigation into the collision is ongoing at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Bus Accidents in Florida
Bus accidents occur on Florida roads every year, some of which involve serious injuries. Between the years 2012 and 2015, there was an increase of 16% in the amount of school bus accidents on our roadways. These accidents do not happen commonly as school bus drivers are some of the most trained individuals who navigate our roads. Being injured in a collision can be a challenging thing to face but you have the right to speak with a personal injury attorney in your time of need.
At Sheftall & Associates, our accident attorneys understand how overwhelming the aftermath of an accident can be on physical, emotional, and financial levels. We will help you achieve compensation for aspects like lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, and more. If you have been harmed in an accident, please contact our attorneys in Florida for more information at (904) 638-7712.
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