A school bus is a truck. That makes it a commercial vehicle. And like all commercial vehicles, those who drive school buses in West Virginia are required to get special training and can only drive under special licensure. The purpose for this, of course, is to enhance the safety for all on the road. Unfortunately, truck accidents involving school buses and other large vehicles occur.
Three separate accidents in Ohio County, West Virginia over the course of two days have claimed three lives and left one person in critical condition. Two of the accidents were rear-end collisions, and one car accident was a head-on collision. Only one of the accidents has resulted in criminal charges.
When parents put their children on the school bus, they have every confidence that their child will return home safe and sound. Unfortunately, while that is true in most circumstances, accidents can happen. A West Virginia girl was injured in a car accident recently as she was getting off of the school bus.
November marks the beginning of deer season on the roads of the United States. It may not shock many drivers to know that West Virginia tops the list of states with the most deer accidents. Sources indicate that 18 percent of all accidents involving deer occur in November. Being involved in a deer vs. car accident can cause significant damage and injury to anyone involved.
Recently, the West Virginia State Police were called to the scene of an accident close to Blue Horizon Drive and Route 19 in Monongalia County. One person died in the car accident and another was taken to the hospital. Police believe that speed was a factor in the wreck.