St. Charles, Missouri – A bus accident in St. Charles injured several Hardin Middle School Students on their way to school Wednesday morning.
According to St. Charles School District officials, Hardin Middle School’s Bus 27 was involved in the accident just before 7:00 a.m. at the intersection of Ehlmann Road and Sylvan Lane.
A recent update from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch said that the crash involved a trash truck, which sideswiped the bus. Some of the students on board were taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. It was unclear how many students were injured, or how badly they were hurt.
District families were notified of the crash this morning. The non-injured students were brought to school with a different bus.
No other bus routes were impacted by the crash.
Compensation In School Bus Accident Claims
If you or your child has been injured in a school bus accident, you may be able to recover compensation for economic and non-economic damages including:
- Medical expenses and future medical expenses
- Rehabilitation and therapy
- Home health care
- Long-term care
- Lost income and future lost income
- Lost earning capacity
- Special equipment and home modifications to accommodate disability
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Diminished quality of life
The compensation available in your unique case will depend on the type and severity of personal injury suffered. If you lost a loved one in a fatal school bus accident you may be able to recover compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit.
Bus Crashes In Missouri
Bus crash incidents typically involve a bus driver striking a pedestrian, however it seems that more and more crashes across the U.S. have involved other vehicles on the road.
It is especially worrisome for us as parents and as personal injury lawyers to hear that this crash happened so close to home in St. Charles, Missouri.
If your child has been injured in a bus crash, please do not hesitate to give us a call at 314.444.4444, or learn more on our bus accidents page.