In April of 2015, a bus full of elementary school students crashed when bad weather caused the bus to lose control. 6 school children were injured, and one family is filing a lawsuit against Tulsa Public Schools. The weather was rainy and the Wallace family, parents to one of the students on the bus, believe the bus driver was driving too fast considering the weather conditions. The bus crash seems to be due to the negligence of the driver, who lost control, tried to correct but ended up crashing the bus.
Bus Crash Facts
It was sited by a police report that the driver was traveling at 51 miles per hour. Though the speed limit was 65 miles per hour, the Wallace family believes it was still too fast for a bus to be driving on wet roadways.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a school bus can hydroplane going as little as 30 miles per hour when it is wet outside. Our very own Pat Carr, is handling the lawsuit for the Wallace family.
Carr & Carr Attorneys
While the Tulsa Public Schools have no commented on the lawsuit, the family is asking for $75,000 to help with medical expenses and suffering. We at Carr & Carr do more than simply fight for our clients. Every one of us, from the receptionist waiting to greet you to the paralegals and attorneys, genuinely cares about you.