Teenager Killed in Head-On Collision with School Bus

Portner & Shure Law Firm Serving Maryland, Virginia & Washington D.C.


Early this morning, a 17 year old girl lost her life after crashing head on in to a Frederick County school bus just beginning its route on Old Middletown Road in Frederick. The 17 year old, Claire Knight, was driving in a SUV going north and the school bus, with only one student on board, was traveling south when the two vehicles collided. Damage to both the SUV and the school bus is catastrophic, and unfortunately Claire Knight did not survive the crash. The bus driver only sustained minor injuries and the single student was left unharmed. There are no indications of the cause of the accident and who, if anyone, was at fault.

Bus accidents happen far too often, with adults and children losing their lives as a result. When you suffer injuries or the loss of a loved one in a bus crash, it is important that you talk to an experienced and knowledgeable personal injury attorney to have your case evaluated. If the cause of the crash is due to the negligence or some other fault of the other driver, you may be eligible to recover for your injuries. For those who have lost a family member in a bus accident in Maryland, an attorney can file a wrongful death lawsuit so you can be compensated.

An experienced Maryland bus accident attorney will take the time to investigate the cause of the crash and knows what to look for in order to maximize the recovery in a given case. Common causes of bus accidents include: bus driver negligence, bus driver fatigue, failure to stop at a stop sign or traffic light, improper bus maintenance, and dangerous weather conditions. Determining fault in a bus accident whether it is a school bus, public transportation bus, or privately chartered bus all depends on the cause of the accident.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a bus accident or has died as a result of their injury suffered in a Maryland crash, and would like more information, please call us at (301) 854-9000 for a free case evaluation or visit us online at: http://www.portnerandshure.com/Auto-Accidents/Bus-Accidents.shtml