A school bus accident in Gloucestershire where a bus crashed into an overhanging branch caused a window to shatter, showering children with glass. The pupils, who were travelling home from Farmor’s School, were lucky to escape serious injury. One of the pupils, 12-year-old Noah Dobbie, was just a couple of rows away from the window – glass flew past him and he suffered a cut to his arm.
Noah’s parents, Tony and Sharon Dobbie, expressed their concerns that the childrens’ injuries could have been much more serious. Tony Dobbie commented, “What if it had been a bigger branch? It absolutely could have been very much worse. A kid could have lost his eye. They were very fortunate.”
In the aftermath of the school bus accident, the couple have written to Gloucestershire County Council, saying the new double decker bus is not safe for children to use because of overhanging branches on the road. The council has now arranged a single-decker bus to take the children to and from school.
Whilst the children were lucky enough to escape serious injury, should anyone have been injured in the incident, their parents may have been able to claim personal injury compensation on their behalf.
Making a claim for your child’s injuries
Has your child been injured in an accident on a school bus? When we send our children off to school, we expect them to travel safely. You’re entrusting the bus company and the drivers with the safety of your children, and if an accident occurs and your child is injured, you will be left feeling angry and frustrated. It can be a difficult time, but you may be able to claim compensation if your child has been seriously injured. It’s important to contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after the accident, as there’s usually a three year time limit in place to make a claim.
Source: South Wales Argus
Date Published: November 16, 2014
Author: David Brown