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Young child suffers serious injuries from bus stop violation

A Maryland survey recently reported alarming findings on the safety of children at bus stops. The survey revealed as many as 3,812 bus-stop violations in one day. Many of the violations involved drivers driving around buses as children attempt to board or disembark a bus at stops. Sadly, a little girl suffered serious injuries when a woman disregarded a bus' stop signs and flashing lights.

The bus was transporting students from the school to their homes when the accident occurred. Apparently, the 7-year-old girl had to cross the street to get to her home. Reportedly, a 35-year-old woman driving a pickup truck ignored the bus stop signs and decided to pass the stopped bus. In the process, she struck the girl.

The girl suffered significant injuries and is in critical condition. The last report of the girl's condition stated that she had to be placed in a medically induced coma for her treatment. The 35-year-old truck driver has not been arrested, but charges are expected. Authorities report that charges are expected once the accident investigation is complete.

Sadly, this accident is one of many that have occurred across the country, involving children who suffer serious injuries near bus stops. When standard bus stop rules are ignored, a driver can be held liable for his or her actions in civil court. Victims of similar pedestrian accidents may wish to seek the advice of an experienced attorney in Maryland about their circumstances. Personal injury lawsuits could help recover some documented losses as a result of an accident.

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