A school bus accident in Fresno sent 6 teenagers to the hospital with injuries. According to Mercury News the bus was rear-ended around 7 a.m. by a driver who was under the influence of narcotics. The 53-year-old female suspect, who also was hospitalized, was placed under arrest by authorities. Apparently the bus was carrying about 50 students from Central High School when the crash took place. Witnesses of the bus crash said that the bus came to a stop at the stop sign when the intoxicated driver hit the vehicle from behind.
Paramedics arrived at the collision scene, evacuating the injured students and woman driver to a nearby hospital to receive medical treatment. The damage to the bus was minimal, allowing for the bus driver to take the rest of the students to school. No other students sustained injuries in the crash.
Bus accidents are extremely dangerous as they can cause harm to numerous people at once. As a Fresno personal injury lawyer this auto collision is especially concerning because it was caused by a driver under the influence of narcotics. Operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated is irresponsible and blatantly puts the lives of other motorists at risk. If you or a loved one were injured due the negligence of a driver under the influence of drugs or alcohol, speak with an experienced car accident attorney to ensure that your legal rights are protected.