Topeka, KS – Child Hurt in Bus Crash at 20th St & California Ave

Topeka, KS - Child Hurt in Bus Crash at 20th St & California Ave

Topeka, KS (March 1, 2024) – Early on Thursday morning, February 29, a child was hurt following a two-vehicle collision in the Topeka area. The accident was reported at the crossing of SE 20th Street and SE California Avenue early that morning at around 8:15 a.m. Local sources indicated that a school bus headed to Williams Elementary School was hit by a southbound sport utility vehicle. 

The driver of the SUV reportedly pulled in front of the bus, and the two vehicles collided. There were 15 students onboard at the time of the accident. A child on board was transported to a local for treatment by ambulance. 

The driver of the passenger car was cited by police. Both vehicles were able to drive away from the scene. No additional information on the accident is currently available. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is being handled by local law enforcement officials. 

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.

School Bus Crashes in Kansas

Topeka, KS - Child Hurt in Bus Crash at 20th St & California AveAs parents and everyday citizens, you would like to think that children are safe riding a school bus. Unfortunately, any type of vehicle can involved in a car accident. There were 108 fatalities reported in school bus crashes nationwide in 2021 alone. This is a nearly 50 percent increase from the previous year, which had a pandemic-related low of 54 deaths. An estimated 70 percent of deaths in school bus-related accidents involve occupants in other vehicles, with school bus passengers accounting for only 5 percent. However, nearly 30 percent of injuries involved someone on the bus. A trained lawyer can help you pursue a claim for compensation in order to achieve a full recovery. 

It is crucial that you are able to pursue a full recovery after a life-threatening accident. A trained Topeka car crash lawyer can help you pursue a claim for compensation in order to make sure your legal rights are protected. The legal team at Bretz Injury Law is ready to get to work on your case. Call us today at 620-524-0038. 

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