Britain’s motorways are notorious for being laden with traffic during peak hours and stricken with accidents at times when people are rushing to or from work. This is the same in more suburban areas where bus drivers fail to safeguard their passengers from danger with poor driving or by being carelessness. Bus drivers pulling away too quickly can cause serious injuries. If passengers are not seated this, can heighten the chance of injury.
How bus drivers pulling away too quickly can cause accidents
- Unsuspecting cars or pedestrians might fail to recognise the bus’ presence and then, as a result of the bus pulling away too quickly, a car accident might ensue. Passengers in both the bus and other involved vehicles are in danger of being injured or even killed.
- Passengers standing in a bus due to a lack of seats might fall to the floor if a bus driver pulls away too quickly, this can cause concussions and broken bones.
Injuries that can be caused by a bus driver pulling away too quickly
- If a bus driver fails to warn you that he is pulling off and you fall forward, there is the risk of you breaking bones. Not only is this very painful, it’s likely that you will need to take time off from work depending on your occupation and there is the possibility of needing physiotherapy to recover fully.
- Whiplash is a common injury for passengers involved in car accidents. Given the unsuspected nature of a bus driver pulling away too quickly, it’s very possible for passengers to be jolted and injure their necks and shoulders.
- If your bus driver pulls off too quickly it’s possible that you could hit your head on the seat in front of you or on a railing inside the bus. Head injuries are serious and not to be taken lightly.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline to claim against negligent bus drivers
With over 16 years of experience as personal injury claims specialists, we can help you claim compensation for any injuries that you might have sustained because your bus driver pulled off too quickly, or without warning. You can call our 24/7 helpline on 0800 689 0500 and from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 or take a 30-second test. Our specialists operate on a 100% no-win, no-fee* basis which means you don’t need to worry about up front legal fees.
Date Published: February 20, 2017
Author: Accident Advice