Lake Oswego School Bus Hits Power Pole, Injures Driver
Date: December 17, 2015
Location: McVey and Laural streets
Wednesday morning a Lake Oswego High School bus hit a power pole near the intersection of McVey and Laural streets.
The bus left the roadway and hit the power pole, snapping it in half.
The bus driver was injured and taken to a local hospital. There were six students on the bus and none of them were injured.
The bus driver may have suffered a medical emergency before veering off the road.
Car accidents can be life-changing, and we hope the bus driver is able to fully recover soon.
While many single-car accidents seem uncomplicated, there are sometimes other factors to consider. If you have been injured in a single- car accident, like the one described here, you may be able to receive compensation in several instances:
- If poor road conditions, poor signage, or bad traffic control contributed to the accident, there may be a lawsuit available against the city, county, or state. In cases against a public body, you may only have 180 days to file a tort claim notice (in most cases) so act quickly to protect your rights.
- If the car’s mechanic was negligent in his last repairs, contributing to the accident, there may be a lawsuit available against the mechanic or his business.
- If the car’s manufacturer was negligent, you may be able to file a product liability suit against them. Car manufacturers have often been held accountable for design defects and manufacturing defects, and these lawsuits help ensure that future drivers are not hurt by negligent safety standards.
If you have been injured in a single-car accident that you believe may not have been your fault, you can call a Portland car accident lawyer for help with your investigation at 503-222-4411. Or you can learn more about filing your own claim by reading the book 7 Common Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Oregon Accident Case.
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