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Car accident in Alaska injures small child

Buses are meant to carry passengers, and because of this they are not always built to be maneuverable. Harsh weather conditions can make driving a bus even harder, and if a driver is not careful, accidents can happen that could cause injury to the driver or someone else. A car accident in Alaska -- involving a school bus -- left a young child with injuries recently.

The accident occurred when a 56-year-old bus driver was attempting to operate her bus in the harsh weather, and the back of her bus struck a car that the victim was trying to enter. The victim was an eight-year-old child. The accident occurred around 4:45 p.m. on Nov. 19.

The victim was taken to a nearby hospital after police arrived on scene because of the injuries that she had suffered to her leg. The child was then given back to her parents and sent home. The bus driver was given a citation for failing to exercise due care in order to avoid such a collision.

Though the injuries from the Alaska car accident were not life-threatening, the parents of the victim may seek monetary reimbursement for the injuries to their child. Compensation could be awarded because of the fact that the bus driver was driving negligently and was not giving her undivided attention to safely transporting children as well as the safety of those around her. Reimbursement could be used by the parents of the child to pay for any hospital bills that they receive from their visits due to the accident.

Source: Alaska Native News, 8-Year-Old Suffers Injuries in Ketchikan School Bus-Vehicle Accident, No author, Nov. 20, 2013

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