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CBS Pittsburgh is reporting that the police are now investigating a crash between a pickup truck and a school bus in Downtown Pittsburgh that happened early in the morning on Friday, September 28 (https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2018/09/28/smallman-street-pittsburgh-school-bus-crash/).
Local law enforcement reports that the crash occurred at the intersection of Smallman and 11th Streets in the city’s bustling downtown area, near the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. The children on the bus were headed to Pittsburgh Clayton Academy on the city’s North Side when the crash happened at 7 am.
Tyirra Morton, a 13-year-old student who was on the bus with five other students at the time, said she never thought anything like that would happen to her, since she always felt safe on the school bus. Luckily, neither Morton nor anyone else involved in the crash was hurt, despite the fact that it ended with the school bus between two poles and in bushes on the side of the street.
According to the reports, the school bus driver was able to get his vehicle between those two utility poles when he collided with the pickup truck. David Kline, the owner of Allegheny Transportation Service (which owned the bus involved), said the incident happened very quickly. According to Kline, the bus driver was driving down Smallman Street and going through a green light when the truck came from the other side out of nowhere, attempting to beat the light and driving right in front of the bus without any warning.
An eyewitness, Robert Noel, said that debris flew everywhere when the bus and truck struck each other. Noel saw the bus go in between the poles and into the bushes. He added that right after it happened, the back door of the bus opened and the kids came out, some of whom were crying.
Everyone involved in the crash was checked over by emergency responders at the scene.
Kline spoke to local news about the accident, with the police report in his hands at the time. According to Kline, the police had already watched the camera footage of the accident from nearby cameras and told him the bus driver was not speeding at the time and that the driver had followed all traffic rules and done everything he could in the situation. His quick thinking is likely why this accident wasn’t nearly as devastating as it could have been given the circumstances.
Other drivers can be careless and even reckless when they are in a hurry, as appears was the case in this truck-bus accident, and they can cause a devastating accident as a direct result. Fortunately, no one was hurt in this Pittsburgh crash, but many times, people aren’t so lucky.
If you have been injured in an accident because of the reckless or careless behavior of another driver, you have rights and may be entitled to compensation for your pain, suffering and losses stemming from the accident. Talk to an experienced bus accident lawyer Denver, CO trusts at Richard J. Banta, P.C. about your case today.