Indianapolis, IN- A common reason for bus and other traffic accidents is a driver’s failure to yield the right of way to another motorist, bicyclist or pedestrian. Failing to yield the right of way, especially when a bus is involved can result in an injurious or deadly crash
Indiana University Student Killed in Bus Crash
An investigation into a September 18, 2017, bus accident that killed an Indiana University student is still underway, but police suspect the deceased woman had the right away when she was fatally struck by a campus bus.
The 18-year-old medical student was crossing the intersection of New York Street and University Boulevard on the Purdue University of Indianapolis campus when she was hit by a bus making a left turn, ABC 10 News in Indianapolis reports.
WISH-TV says the student was crossing New York Street when a bus on University Boulevard made a left turn and struck the woman around 1:30 p.m. She was rushed to a nearby hospital where she later died.
Witnesses told investigators that the young woman had the right of way when she was struck by the bus.
A spokesperson for Durham School Services, the company that owns the bus told WISH-TV that driver had been suspended until the crash investigation is concluded. The spokesperson also said the driver has an accident-free driving record.
Durham School Services is on contract with Indiana Public School System. The company has no accidents on their record, according to WISH-TV.
Failure to Yield the Right of Way in Indiana
Driver error causes an overwhelming majority of accidents. One of those mistakes is a failure to yield the right of way and occurs when a motorist, bus driver or pedestrian impedes on another party’s right of way. For example, under Indiana traffic laws, motorists must yield to pedestrians and bicyclists in a crosswalk if they have the walk sign.
Pedestrians don’t have the right of way in all cases and can be in violation or a motorist’s right of way if they cross a street in the middle of a block or outside a designated crosswalk. The issue of the right of way may be critical in your case and could make it difficult to recover a fair settlement unless you have an experienced attorney working on your case.
Did a Bus Hit You?
Thousands of lives are lost in traffic crashes across the U.S. A fatal accident shatters a family, emotionally and financially. It’s natural for survivors to want justice and make certain the at-fault party pays for their negligence through a wrongful death suit. Let USAttorneys.com connect you with a bus accident attorney in Indiana to help you with your injury or wrongful death claim.
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