When a disaster takes multiple lives, the pain of the loss transcends the families of the victims and impacts the community and even the nation. An airplane falls from the sky, a train derails into an icy river or a bus rolls over and catches fire. When these tragedies happen, everyone feels the loss and the devastation to the families and friends of those who perished.
As a society, we try to make sense of the events and take steps to avoid them happening again.
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A school bus struck a 30-year-old who was rushed to Hahnemann University Hospital, but unfortunately, he died from his injuries. Police say that the man had wandered into the street and right in front of a school at Allegheny and Aramingo Avenues in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia. Police also said that the bus was empty at the time, and no one else was injured. Officials are still investigating the incident.
School Busses and Pedestrians
Unlike a car, a school bus can’t stop quickly nor can it easily swerve out of the way when a pedestrian come suddenly in its path.
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Kentucky Oaks Day takes place at Churchill Downs and is one of the highest attended horse races in the USA. It takes place the day before the Kentucky Derby. Along with this wonderful time of year comes increased amounts of traffic, and unfortunately that means more accidents.
Today, May 4, 2018, a 60yr old man on a sidewalk was hit and killed. A Miller Transportation bus hit the pedestrian, however it was allegedly after a bizarre chain reaction crash which sent the bus on a trajectory towards the sidewalk.
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The news coverage of today’s accident at the bus stop was very difficult to watch. Our hearts go out to the children and families involved. High praise for the neighbors, EMS and police that stepped in to help. Please be patient driving in school zones and around buses! Marshall Kaufman recorded this several weeks ago, but the message is timeless.
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The number of interstates that pass through Louisville and the amount of commercial activity means the city is a throughway for numerous trucks, buses, and other commercial vehicles. The heavy traffic also means there is a higher likelihood of accidents involving such vehicles. But if you’re involved in a bus accident, who’s actually at fault?
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The flashing yellow school zone signs remind us that children, parents, grandparents and teachers are arriving or leaving a school. I am so disturbed when drivers speed and weave around cars abiding by the slower speed limit in a school zone. Please exercise caution when driving in a school zone, near a school bus, traveling through the park, and neighborhoods. Patience and caution when driving can save lives. At Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC we talk to families that have been effected by unfortunate accidents every day.
Read the rest » School Zone Safety with attorney Marshall Kaufman on WAVE Listens