Have You Been Injured? We're Ready to Fight for You.

I-64 School Bus Accident in Kentucky Sends Two to Hospital

Published on Sep 30, 2011 at 2:33 pm in Bus Accident.

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports that two students were injured in a school bus accident on Interstate 64 on the morning of Wednesday, September 8th. The bus driver had to make a hard stop at westbound I-64 at Ninth Street, injuring the two students, with one falling to the floor. The bus was traveling to an elementary school on Vermont Avenue at the time. An EMS unit was traveling nearby, so emergency medical personnel immediately transported the injured students to a local medical facility.

Although these students sustained minor injuries, this accident is a reminder that school buses are not always a safe place for children. Bus drivers have to keep their eyes on the road and contend with traffic, detours, and construction obstacles. They cannot provide constant supervision for children riding the bus. Older school buses do not have seatbelts, which puts kids at risk during an accident, and while newer models have restraint systems, it’s difficult to ensure that every student wears a seatbelt.

The size of the school bus also works against the safety of children, as they are more difficult to navigate. Turns that would be simple for a passenger vehicle driver are difficult for someone driving a vehicle as large as a school bus. As a result, there is a higher risk of child injury any time an accident occurs. When you put your child on a school bus in the morning, you expect that the driver will behave professionally at all times. Unfortunately, there are documented cases of accidents occurring because the driver was talking on a cell phone or not paying attention to the road.

Louisville auto accident injury attorney Tad Thomas is a member of the Kentucky Justice Association, an organization established to advocate for consumers and victims and protect the safety and health of all citizens in Kentucky. In addition to active membership, Attorney Thomas also serves as a member of the Board of Governors, which gives him the opportunity to seek justice on behalf of his clients.

Meet Your Team

Tad Thomas - Trial Lawyer

Tad Thomas

Managing Partner

Tad Thomas has dedicated his practice to representing plaintiffs in various types of civil litigation, including personal injury, business litigation, class actions, and multi-district litigation.

After graduating with his law degree in 2000 from Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University, Mr. Thomas immediately opened his own private practice and began representing injury victims.

In 2011, Thomas Law Offices was established in Louisville, Kentucky. Over the past decade, Mr. Thomas has expanded his firm and now has offices in three additional locations: Cincinnati, Ohio, Columbia, Missouri, and Chicago, Illinois. He is also a frequent lecturer on topics like trial skills and ethics and technology.

Free Case Evaluation

At Thomas Law Offices, our personal injury attorneys recognize that our potential clients are likely going through some of the most difficult times of their lives. We don't want you to have to worry about paying out-of-pocket for legal advice when you're just starting to learn your legal rights and options. That's why we provide free case evaluations. We'll offer our expert advice about your potential case and walk you through how we can help you.

Call us or fill out the form below to tell us about your potential case and a personal injury lawyer will get back to you as quickly as possible.

Legal & Firm News

Federal Judge Rules Wrongful Death Claims Against Monsanto as Time-Barred

As Bayer announces wanting to keep Roundup on the market for the foreseeable future without adding a warning about the potential cancer risk, a judge in Georgia has ruled a wrongful death claim against Monsanto as time-barred. This ruling, along with Monsanto’s settlement, could affect future cases. To understand why, let’s start by taking a […]

Read More

Car Accident Soreness: What to Expect in the Weeks After a Crash

The moments following a car accident are filled with adrenaline, so much so that even if you’re injured, you may not experience pain. But as your body adjusts and your brain’s chemicals return to their normal state, the pain is likely to start. So even if you seek medical attention and have your injuries treated, […]

Read More

Multi-Vehicle Accidents: Who Pays for Chain Reaction Crashes?

You’re driving down the road on your way to work in heavy traffic. Everything seems standard for your morning commute until you’re sideswiped by a passing vehicle and subsequently rear-ended by the car behind you when you brake. Emergency responders arrive at the scene, and you’re treated for your injuries and told to follow up […]

Read More