A Lake County public transit bus was rear-ended yesterday causing injuries to five people. WKMG is reporting that the bus stopped to unload passengers on U.S. Highway 441 in Tavares, near Angelo’s Restaurant.
As the bus began pulling from the bus stop, it was rear-ended by a teenager driving an SUV. The impact was severe enough to injure four bus passengers, as well as the negligent teenage driver. In fact, the teenager was said to be on life support at Orlando Regional Medical Center.
As the father of a teenager, I pray that young man involved in this accident makes a speedy and healthy recovery. At the same time, I feel for the people who were sitting on the bus, minding their own business, when they became injured.
To make matters worse, unless the injured bus passengers have health insurance, it is going to be difficult for them to receive quality health care. Unfortunately, Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits are not available for injuries from bus accidents.
We have experience handling injury cases for bus passengers. Call us at 407-644-4444 with your questions.