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Child restraint systems and bus accidents

Many Washington residents understand the importance of child safety seats and restraint systems. These devices help keep even the youngest children and babies safe as they travel in cars. Without the proper use of a car seat or restraint system, young children can be violently thrown around in an accident and sustain serious -- even fatal -- injuries. In some situations, school buses use child restraint systems to keep young children safe. These systems need to be maintained and updated to ensure they are in good working order for the children who rely on them.

School bus safety in Washington

Most Washington parents only want the best for their children, so each morning they pack their children up and send them to school. For many of these children, that means a ride on a school bus. These large commercial vehicles are then responsible for ensuring that people's children get to and from school safely.

Are commercial bus drivers subject to federal regulation?

People frequently travel in cars and other smaller passenger vehicles to get from place to place. However, in large cities, passenger vehicles share the roads with larger vehicles meant for mass transit -- generally buses. While some busses are meant for shorter trips, other buses can carry people across the state of Washington and even across the country. Passengers want to ensure that they are safe on these buses, and may, therefore, wonder if these bus drivers are subject to federal regulations.

Can a bus driver be held liable following school bus accident?

With school back in session for most children in Washington, many parents worry about their kids' safety. They worry about whether their children get nutritious lunches, whether they are keeping up in school and whether they are safe. These safety concerns often don't end at the school doors, but parents are worried about whether their kids will make it to and from school safely on the bus.

Find peace of mind after a bus accident with our help

Mass transit is important in large cities like Seattle. Buses, in particular, provide a valuable service and help to keep traffic to a minimum. However, these large vehicles can present a hazard to others. Without the right care, people inside the buses, bicyclists, pedestrians and other vehicles can be put at risk. The large size of a bus can easily cause massive injuries resulting in significant and unexpected expenses for crash victims.

Family files suit after Washington teen killed by bus

An 18-year-old Washington teenager was killed in a bus accident in June. The teen had been walking to work when she was hit by a transit bus. Recently, the driver of the bus that failed to stop for the woman has been criminally cited. She has been charged with failing to stop and remain stopped for a pedestrian and for driving carelessly. The teen was killed just three days before she was due to graduate high school.

Family files suit following deadly bus accident

A Washington family has filed a lawsuit against a bus company following a serious accident that occurred last year. During the bus accident, an SUV carrying the family was driving on an overpass through a green light when a transit bus ran a red light and smashed into the family's car.

Washington couple involved in fatal bus accident

A Washington couple is lucky to be alive following a serious and deadly bus accident. According to reports, the couple was driving home from a weekend away when a FedEx truck drove across the highway's median and hit the couple's car. The truck then continued on and slammed into a coach bus carrying high school students.

Seattle bus accident leaves woman unconscious

In large cities like Seattle, public transportation can be extremely important. Transit buses help to keep large numbers of cars and trucks off the road, reducing congestion. They also help people who cannot otherwise afford private transportation get from place to place. Without buses, people could be stranded.

Washington Bus collides with SUV, leading to injuries

Washington police are investigating an accident between an SUV and a commercial bus that has left three people with injuries. According to police, a casino bus - which was empty at the time of the accident - hit an SUV before its driver lost control and crashed into a nearby building. Following the accident, the bus driver and two passengers in the SUV were hurt and taken to local hospitals. Witnesses say that two other people fled from the SUV following the accident, however, it is not known whether they were hurt in the bus accident.

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