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Miami-Dade School Bus Crashes Into Home, Man Arrested

sfl-bus-hits-miami-house-20120412-001.jpg Wednesday afternoon, a school bus carrying Edison park Elementary School students crashed into a home and no one knew why. On April 12, Miami-Dade police arrested a man they believed was the cause of the crash. Elijah Smith was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of crash that involved an injury, habitually driving with a suspended license, leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in property damage and for having an expired driver’s license.

Police believe that Smith ran a stop sign and caused the school bus driver to lose control of the vehicle. The bus crashed through a fenced before slamming into the front of a home. Only two adults and two children were aboard the bus when the accident occurred. The residents of the home were shocked by the sudden intrusion. Collis McDuffie, who as lived in the home for fifty years, stated that he initially thought there was an explosion outside his home. Fortunately, McDuffie’s granddaughter had left the house moments before the bus plowed into the home.

SUV Driver In School Bus Accident Arrested, www.cbsmiami.com April 12, 2012.


Fortunately, no one was seriously injured in this accident. Often, bus accidents can cause serious injuries, including traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries that result in substantial medical bills. Because of their low center of gravity, buses are more prone to rolling over, causing even greater injuries. State law imposes a duty on bus drivers to keep their buses safe and to operate them in a relatively safe manner. If you have been injured in a bus accident, call the Kendall bus accident attorneys at the Friedland Law Group today. The Hialeah motor vehicle accident lawyers at the Friedland Law Group have dedicated over twenty years to recovering substantial compensation for bus accident victims. The Broward personal injury attorneys are expert trial attorneys who have a successful track record of recovering compensation for accident victims. Call (305) 661-2008 today for your free consultation!

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