On Monday, June 18, nine area residents were injured after a PACE bus struck a car in a neighborhood near Bolingbrook. The accident occurred around sunset at the intersection of Noughton Road and Winston Drive. According to the official crash report, the bus struck a car before leaving the road and slamming into a nearby tree. The driver of the bus was pinned, and had to be cut out by the local fire department. The driver suffered significant leg injuries, while the passengers had relatively minor injuries. Police have not determined who was at fault for the accident.
A traffic accident can be a painful and even traumatic experience. We at the law offices of Kevin J. Roach wish all parties a quick and thorough recovery.
Illinois offers a robust system of personal injury laws meant to protect parties who are injured through another person’s negligence. Here, though the accident may have been because of one driver, that action can be effeced by the other party’s own negligence. The party seeking relief will be entitled to payment for lost wages, any damaged property, and any medical bills incurred as a result of the accident that are not a result of his or her own negligence. Likewise, all passengers will be entitled to compensation for their injuries from either the bus driver, his employers, or the offending vehicle that caused the crash and their insurers.
If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, consult the personal injury experts at the law offices of Kevin J. Roach, (866) 519-0085, today.