Student Injured in Bend School Bus Crash

Date: November 22, 2014

Location: Century Drive west of Bend

Name: Russell Johnson

Student Injured in Bend School Bus Crash


One student was injured in a school bus crash near Bend on Saturday morning.

The driver, Russell Johnson, 55, of Prineville, lost control of the bus on Century Drive west of Bend.

The bus slid off the road and down an embankment, rolling over twice before it came to a rest.

Six students from Prineville and the driver were on the bus. Only one student was injured and taken to a Bend hospital. The 16-year-old boy had cuts on the back of his head.

The bus was carrying the cross-country ski team from Crook County High School.

We wish the boy 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.


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 November 25, 2014, in Injuries to Children and Minors, personal injury, rollovers and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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