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SUV rear-ends Texas school bus, injures 2

In the Houston, Texas area, streets are packed with all sorts of vehicles. In order for everyone to be safe, every driver -- no matter the type of vehicle the person is driving -- needs to pay attention and follow basic safety rules. When rules are followed and the focus is kept on the road, dangerous and damaging car accidents can be avoided. However, when drivers fail to meet these expectations injuries are likely.

Recently, at least two people were taken to local hospitals following a car accident between a school bus and an SUV. According to reports, the school bus was stopped when the driver of the SUV suddenly rear-ended the bus. The impact caused the bus to hit the car in front of it. Shortly after the initial collision, the school bus caught on fire.

Thankfully, the bus driver sprang into action following the crash and assisted the 16 students aboard the bus to safety. The driver of the SUV was also able to escape the flames. However, following the car wreck the bus driver and one student did have serious enough injuries that they were taken to the hospital. However, the extent of their injuries is unknown. The car that the bus hit also suffered damage in the accident.

While this accident could have had a very different outcome had the school kids not made it off the bus, it was still very serious. An investigation should be conducted to try and determine why the SUV hit the bus in the first place.

In cases where vehicles are involved in rear-end accidents, people need to know their legal rights. If the driver that caused the accident wasn't following traffic rules, had consumed drugs or alcohol or was distracted, then the driver can be held liable for the injuries caused in the car accident.

Source: Click 2 Houston, "At least 2 injured after SUV slams into school bus in NW Harris County," Keith Garvin, April 30, 2014

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