Driver Collides with School Bus in Zephyrhills after Running Stop Sign

1197499_stop_1.jpgA car that ran a stop sign collided with a school bus in Zephyrhills Monday afternoon carrying 18 high school students.

According to school officials, no one was harmed.

The vehicle hit the bus and another car. The bus sustained minimal damage.

Following the crash, the students were placed on a different bus and taken to their stops.

No further information regarding the accident is available at this time.

Drivers place everyone sharing the road with them at risk for serious injuries or death when they choose to run a stop sign. Distracted driving, drunk driving, road rage, brake failure or even hazardous road conditions can lead to drivers running stop signs. Due to the fact that stop signs are located at busy intersections, the potential for danger is great because traffic is moving in multiple directions. Intersection accidents usually result in serious head-on collisions, T-bone collisions and rear-end collisions.

According to the Federal Highway Association, nearly 2.3 million intersection crashes occur every year across the United States, resulting in more than 7,700 deaths. Running a stop sign is usually the result of driver negligence, and motorists, bikers and pedestrians that are injured as a result of an intersection collision may be entitled to receive compensation for damages. The Pasco County Injury Attorneys at Whittel & Melton protect the rights of injury victims in Zephyrhills, including those harmed as a result of a driver running a stop sign.

There is no excuse for a driver to ignore a stop sign. Following these simple rules can help prevent intersection accidents in Pasco County.

• Make sure to come to a complete stop when nearing a stop sign.

• Once you stop, check every direction for approaching vehicles.

• After stopping and checking for other cars, count to three before you continue through the intersection.

If you or someone you love was involved in an accident due to a driver running a stop sign in Zephyrhills, Land O’Lakes, Hudson, Holiday, Lutz, Trinity or elsewhere in Pasco County, contact the Pasco County Auto Accident Injury Attorneys at Whittel & Melton online or call 727-847-2299.

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