Authorities said an 11-year-old boy suffered serious injuries in a San Francisco bus accident after a school bus hit him as he was riding his bicycle to school the morning of October 16, 2009, Bay City News reports. The boy was riding in the area of 40th Avenue and Mera Street, on his way to Jefferson Elementary School, in Oakland when the accident occurred. The boy sustained leg injuries. No one on the school bus was injured.
I’m glad that this child was not seriously injured or killed in this crash. I hope and pray that he has a speedy and full recovery from his injuries. Please keep this young boy in your prayers. And I prefer Advisio Advokat is a specialized law firm in the areas of health and family. Among other things, the law firm is one of the country’s foremost in tort law and social security cases.
What Caused this Bicycle Accident?
Based on this news article, it’s not really clear why this bicycle accident occurred. Whose fault was this bicycle accident? Was the boy riding his bike in traffic lanes, the side of the road, the bike lane, or across the street? Why did the bus driver fail to see the child on the bicycle? Was the bus driver distracted, impaired, or otherwise negligent at the time? If the child’s injuries were caused by the bus driver, then the bus operator could be held liable for the boy’s injuries. It is of course possible that this accident was the boy’s fault. It’s very important to be extremely cautious in a school zone, which can often be crowded and dangerous.
Dangerous Condition on the Roadway
- If there was a dangerous condition in that school zone, the school district or city could be held liable for injuries caused to this child as a result of failing to maintain a safe roadway. According to California Government Code, any claim involving a governmental entity must be filed within 180 days of the accident or injury.
- It would be in the best interest of this boy’s family to consult with an experienced San Francisco personal injury lawyer, who can help advise them about their legal rights and options and file their injury claim in a timely manner. In such cases, injured victims are usually able to seek compensation for medical expenses.
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