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Henager, AL – Driver Killed in School Bus Crash on AL-40

by | Apr 19, 2024 | Catastrophic Personal Injury, Motor Vehicle Accidents |

Henager, AL (April 19, 2024) – One person was killed and another was hurt after a crash involving a school bus and another vehicle outside of Henager on Thursday, April 18. The accident was reported on AL-40 in DeKalb County early that morning. Local reports revealed that a DeKalb County school bus collided with a passenger car. 

Emergency crews were quickly dispatched to the scene to render aid to the involved parties. The driver of the bus suffered minor injuries. The driver of the other vehicle suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. No students were on board the bus at the time of the impact. The area was temporarily closed while emergency crews were present. No further information on the accident is currently available. Local law enforcement officials are handling the ongoing accident investigation. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery. 

Fatal School Bus Accidents in Alabama

Henager, AL - Driver Killed in School Bus Crash on AL-40

One of the most important aspects of public transportation is getting by bus. We put our kids’ safety in the hands of school bus drivers. We take city or regional buses to get to work, play, or see family and friends. We take it for granted that the bus driver, the firm, and the manufacturer will fulfill their duty of care. Sadly, this is not always the case. Injuries from school buses cause over 26,000 children’s injuries in the United States each year. Children boarding or leaving school buses are involved in about 12 percent of school bus crash injuries. The front of the bus is involved in 42 percent of related fatal accidents. If someone close to you is killed in a crash, you should consult a qualified lawyer to pursue a wrongful death claim. 

A deadly car accident is a life-changing event that can leave you feeling that nothing will ever be the same again. It is key that you are able to pursue a wrongful death case in order to get the most compensation possible for your future. The person responsible for a deadly crash should be brought to justice, and this can be hard to do on your own. It is in your favor to work closely with a trained attorney at every moment of your case. 

There is too much on the line after a deadly crash to leave your claim to chance. It is important that you are ready to fight to protect your legal rights. The team of Henager wrongful death lawyers is prepared to help you during this difficult time. The lawyers at Maloney-Lyons, LLC are ready to get to work on your case and make sure your voice is heard. We are here to answer any and all questions that you may have during a free consultation. Our law firm is just a phone call away. Contact our offices today at 251-225-6105.