A school bus crash in Pasco County Wednesday morning left multiple people with injuries, including three children.
According to Pasco County Fire Rescue, the crash happened just after 7 a.m. at Kitten Trail at Oakwood Lane in Hudson.
A vehicle collided almost head on with the school bus.
The driver of the small car was extracted and transported as a trauma alert.
There were three students on the bus that suffered minor injuries. All students refused transport and were released to parents.
The driver of the bus was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.
The crash remains under investigation.
When a crash involves a car or truck colliding with a school bus, the injuries can be quite serious as many school buses are not required to have seat belts to protect students in the event of an accident. If your child was injured in an accident where another car hit a school bus, you may be able to recover financial compensation from the at-fault driver’s insurance company. You could receive compensation for your child’s pain and suffering and other damages such as loss of normal life, emotional distress, and disability or disfigurement.
If the school bus driver is at fault, you may be able to recover financial compensation from the school district, which is required to have insurance to cover accidents caused by school bus drivers. However, this can be a long and challenging process.