A tragic accident involving a school bus left one person dead and nearly a dozen others injured. An Alabama high school football team was on its way home from an away game when the bus they were traveling in hit another vehicle. These types of accidents often cause much more than physical harm, and surviving victims tend to deal with long-lasting emotional trauma, which can sometimes be addressed through the successful actions of a personal injury claim.
The bus was carrying 26 high school football players and three of their coaches at the time of the wreck. According to authorities, the school bus driver collided with a smaller passenger vehicle, although it is not clear what factors led to this collision. One person inside the passenger vehicle that was hit died from the injuries suffered.
The driver who police believe may have caused the wreck had to be airlifted for treatment at an area hospital. Another 11 people on the bus were injured, include eight players and all three of their attending coaches. While their injuries were not described as serious, even seemingly minor injuries can end up causing serious problems.
Witnesses to the wreck painted a disturbing scene, describing images of a bus billowing smoke and a severely damaged vehicle. When a devastating accident causes serious harm to victims, individuals can seek compensation through a personal injury suit. These claims are important tools for Alabama victims who may need compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and more in order to fully realize their recoveries.