Clark County School Bus Crash Injures 4 Middle School Students

Date: October 28, 2014

Location: 37800 block of Northeast Amboy Road in Yacolt

Names: Unavailable

Clark County School Bus Crash Injures 4 Middle School Students

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Tuesday afternoon a southbound school bus carrying Amboy Middle School students was sideswiped by a northbound vehicle near the 37800 block of Northeast Amboy Road in Yacolt.

After the vehicle struck the bus, it then collided head-on with another southbound vehicle. Both drivers and a passenger in the northbound vehicle were taken to the hospital with injuries.

Four middle school students on the bus were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The 35 other students were transferred to a second bus and taken to Yacolt Primary School. Parents of the children were notified to pick them up at the primary school.

We wish all of the people involved in the crash a full and speedy recovery.

If a child is injured, the statute of limitations is complicated. ORS 12.160 states that the time for bringing the lawsuit does not start being counted until the child turns 18. However, the time limit will never be extended for more than five years, nor will it be extended for more than one year after the child’s 18th birthday.

In general, if a child is 17 or older at the time of the accident, the statute will run in two years, just like for an adult. If the child is between 12 and 17, the time limit will run out on the child’s 19th birthday. If the child is under 12, the time will run out 7 years after the injury.

So if your child has been injured, in either an auto crash or another type of accident, protect their rights (and your financial well-being) by considering a personal injury attorney. Remember, our Portland personal injury lawyers offer free consultations and as father’s we are even more personally concerned about child injury cases.

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About Sean DuBois

Sean is a personal injury attorney in Portland, OR. He has been recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine as Oregon Rising Stars for the past four years because of his dedication to justice and fair compensation for his clients. If you need to speak with a lawyer about your injury case, Sean can be reached at 503-222-4411.

Posted on October 29, 2014, in Car Accidents, Injuries to Children and Minors and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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