A man was killed the other day, and a passenger critically injured when the 2013 Toyota Camry he was driving slammed into the rear of a stopped Broward County school bus at around 6:30 in the morning. The automobile was traveling at high speed and became wedged beneath the school bus, completely shearing off the upper half of the car. Miramar Fire Rescue cut away the automobile to get to the passengers. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene and rescue workers took a passenger from the vehicle to Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood.
There were no children on the bus at the time of the accident. Sheriff’s report that there was no skid marks to indicate that the car in any way tried to slow down to avoid the collision.
According to Sgt. John Baker, traffic homicide supervisor for Pembroke Pines Police speed may have been a factor in the accident.
One can only speculate at this point as to the cause of an accident where two people are killed perhaps simply on their way to work. Was the bus legally parked or was it stopped in such a way as to have contributed to the accident? Was the driver using a smartphone to make calls or perhaps check an online calendar for the day? In any event, whenever a person dies from un-natural causes, a wrongful death has occurred and someone can be held responsible. A passenger in a motor vehicle crash can hold the driver responsible for injuries, medical costs, lost wages, rehabilitation, pain and suffering and other damages that the negligence of the driver or the bus operator may have caused.
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