Bus Driver, Student Injured in GA School Bus Accident With Tractor-Trailer

Posted on Jan 07, 2015

An 11-year-old student and a 75-year-old bus driver suffered minor injuries today, when a semi-truck ran a stop sign at the intersection of Georgia Highways 369 and 20, and struck a Cherokee County District school bus. The Georgia trucking accident also resulted in a fuel spill that required the Cherokee County Hazardous Materials Team and the Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services crew to respond to the collision, according to Fire Chief Tim Prather. If you have been injured in a GA trucking accident, or if you lost a loved one in a fatal wreck with a semi-truck or commercial truck, contact our trucking accident lawyers at Rechtman & Spevak today for legal help. You may have grounds to file a personal injury or wrongful death suit against the at-fault driver, in order to pursue financial compensation for your injuries.

Truck Driver Failed to Stop at Stop Sign

The Cherokee County trucking accident took place at about 7:30 a.m. on the morning of January 7, when a transfer truck traveling southbound on Georgia 369/Hightower Road towards the intersection with Georgia 20 failed to stop at the stop sign. According to Tracey Watson, a spokesperson for the Georgia State Patrol, the tractor-trailer entered the intersection and was struck on the left side of its cab by a school bus belonging to the Cherokee County School District, which was traveling westbound on Ga. 20 towards Ga. 369. Following the trucking accident, which is being investigated by the Georgia State Patrol, the driver of the 18-wheeler, identified as 46-year-old Jose Alfaro, was cited for failure to stop at a stop sign and failure to yield at an intersection.

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According to Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services spokesperson Tim Cavender, the 11-year-old boy was the only student on the bus at the time of the collision, and was taken by his mother to a local doctor to be evaluated. The school bus driver, identified as 75-year-old James Edgar, sustained an injury to his hand, and was transported to Northside Hospital-Cherokee for treatment following the Georgia trucking accident. If you have suffered injuries in a truck accident in Atlanta, Marietta, or elsewhere in Georgia, consult our reputable attorneys at Rechtman & Spevak today to discuss your legal options. Our law firm is located in Atlanta, and our lawyers have years of experience protecting the rights of truck accident victims and their families throughout the state of Georgia.

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