Iola, KS (August 18, 2023) – A bus accident reported in Iola sent several victims to area hospitals with injuries. The crash was reported on Thursday, August 17, at around 1:00 a.m.
Reports provided by the Kansas Highway Patrol show that a prison bus was transporting 21 Topeka Correctional Facility residents on US Highway 169 as part of a work program when they were involved in a crash with a semi-truck during the early morning hours.
Authorities rushed to the scene and immediately shut off the southeast Kansas roadway near the intersection of Oregon Road.
A total of nine people suffered injuries due to the crash. The driver of the bus was transported to a hospital in the Kansas City area for the treatment of serious injuries. An unknown number of additional victims were transported to local hospitals.
At this time, the incident is being investigated.
We hope the injured victims recover quickly following this crash.
Over 50,000 bus accidents happen across the country each year. 15,000 to 21,000 injuries, ranging in severity from cuts and bruises to brain and spinal cord injuries, are caused by these accidents. Unfortunately, bus accidents claim the lives of hundreds of people every year.
Given the number of passengers each bus carries, this kind of accident usually results in more people suffering injuries. A diligent bus accident lawyer can assist victims in submitting claims to obtain compensation for losses incurred in bus accidents.
Whether you are hurt while riding a church bus, city bus, tour bus, or school bus, retaining a seasoned lawyer can be very beneficial to you during the legal procedure. It’s crucial to have sufficient proof to back up your claim if you want to successfully make a claim to recover damages. A trustworthy attorney will work on your behalf to get images or recordings of the collision and all involved cars. Attorneys will interview witnesses, gather police reports, and build strong arguments to back up your claim and support compensation requests. We will do everything in our power to make sure you have the best chance of getting justice and holding the negligent party accountable.
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