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1 dead in accident involving school bus

On Feb. 10, a 31-year-old North Carolina woman was killed in a car accident after she struck a school bus and then collided with a tree. There were five individuals on board the school bus at the time of the crash. None of them were seriously injured, according to authorities.

An eyewitness who saw the crash occur stated that the SUV the woman was driving crossed the center line right in front of an oncoming bus. The bus, which was reportedly traveling at a slow speed, attempted to avoid a collision and ran off the road. Immediately following the accident, other drivers stopped at the scene to offer help. The occupants on the bus were identified as three students, a monitor and the bus driver.

At the time the report was released, the crash was still under investigation by the authorities. It was not reported what caused the woman to cross the center line.

When a person becomes involved in a car accident, he or she may sustain serious injuries that could include broken bones, traumatic brain injuries or soft tissue damage. In many cases, a personal injury attorney may help an injured party file a lawsuit against the driver who caused the accident. If the at-fault party did not survive the accident, a lawsuit may still be filed against the deceased driver's estate or insurance company. A lawyer may work with the insurance agencies involved to cover the victim's medical bills and other damages such as rehabilitation costs and lost income. If the insurance companies refuses to cover the damages, the case could potentially end up in court.

Source: Winston-Salem Journal, "Authorities ID person killed in SUV, school bus collision in Catawba County", 02/12/2017Source: WSOCTV.com, Woman driving SUV killed after colliding with school bus in Catawba Co, 02/11/2017

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