Plenty of people travel on buses every day. They’re a good form of public transport with plenty of routes travelling to different places, not to mention opening the way for people to travel who don’t have access to a car or other vehicle. The last thing you’d expect then is for a town centre bus crash to occur. Buses are an exceptionally safe form of travel, ferrying dozens of people to work, to school and to the shops each day. They are driven by very experienced people who are qualified to drive larger vehicles.
In unusual circumstances though, a town centre bus crash might take place. For example there are cases where someone may drive through a red light, causing the bus driver to brake sharply. This may in turn throw some of the passengers onto the floor. In another situation the bus may come to a sudden halt when someone is preparing to get off the bus, sending them off-balance as it does so. In cases where people are injured, the question of negligence may arise.
Can a bus crash be serious in nature?
It depends on the severity of the crash. On some occasions it may well be quite serious if the vehicle is travelling at a reasonable speed, even when it is within the speed limit. In other cases it may be hit by another vehicle even while the bus is stationary. The severity of the accident will depend on the individual circumstances involved.
Accident Advice Helpline has handled cases where individuals have been injured and negligence has been proven on the part of someone else.
Travelling safely on a bus
Of course the vast majority of bus passengers will never run into any issues while using the service. However, you never know whether another driver might do something to jeopardise your safety. If this is the case you might end up being involved in a town centre bus crash.
Accident Advice Helpline is there for those situations where something like this might occur. When you need advice and you would like a service that doesn’t attach any obligation to your initial query, call us free on 0800 689 0500 to find out if you could in fact make a no win, no fee* compensation claim. Finding out where you stand from a legal viewpoint is the first step to take.
Date Published: June 12, 2015
Author: David Brown