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Alaska car accident injures multiple people

Charter buses are sometimes used for long trips by schools and can be better for the environment and more convenient for the families of children as well. However, charter buses are still buses and are not always able to handle the severe weather that might be thrown at them in Alaska. Heavy snowfall can make it very hard for the driver to maintain his or her lane and safely operate the bus. This is not an excuse for a car accident, though, as the driver should know when he or she needs to stop.

One such accident occurred on Jan. 10 when a charter bus that had 49 people on it struck the back of a semi-truck as it attempted to slow down and turn. One person suffered serious injuries, and several others were taken to the hospital as well after the accident. Emergency personnel tried to get a helicopter to transport the victim who was seriously injured, but they ended up having to transport him in an ambulance because of weather conditions.

The victim who had received serious injuries was then transported to another hospital by helicopter. The current conditions of all the injured people are not known at this time. Charges were not filed against either of the drivers.

The injured victims of this Alaska car accident may have the right to seek monetary compensation for their injuries. Compensation could be used by the individuals to pay for any medical bills incurred. This could help the victims return to their normal lives as soon as possible.

Source:, KPBSD students, bus driver, injured in Richardson Highway accident, Rashah McChesney, Jan. 10, 2014

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