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LAKE ISABELLA: Children On School Bus Sprayed With Coolant Fluid After Heating System Malfunction

Apr 8, 2019

Lake Isabella School Bus Accident Leaves Multiple Children Injured After They Were Sprayed With Cooling Fluid

LAKE ISABELLA, CALIFORNIA (April 5, 2019) – At least 50 children were on a school bus when a heating system malfunction caused numerous people to be sprayed with coolant. 

Authorities are saying that the school bus was heading towards Kernville in order to drop students off. Three of the students on the school bus were in elementary school and the rest are in junior high school.

Upon learning of the leaking fluid, the bus driver stopped the bus and grabbed a fire extinguisher. A total of 8 children were injured on the bus and one of them had to be airlifted to a hospital in Bakersfield. 

The principal of Wallace Junior High School in Lake Isabella said that at least 9 more children had to be treated after they reported sickness and irritation. 

Liability In School Bus Accidents

School buses transport millions of students every day. It is imperative that steps are taken to make sure that school buses are working properly. An antifreeze leak can occur for a variety of different reasons including:

  • A blown head gasket may cause coolant and engine oils to mix.
  • Antifreeze may come out through a leak in the radiator.
  • Antifreeze may leak out of various hose attachments. 

In many circumstances, leaks may occur because of poor maintenance with a vehicle. Any victim that is injured while riding the bus to school may have legal recourse through a personal injury claim. Damages may include money for lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A bus accident attorney can investigate all of the facts of your case and let you know what your rights are. 

Getting Help After A School Bus Accident

Have you or someone that you love been injured while on a school bus? You may be entitled to damages to help you fully recover. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any legal questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims get the financial and medical support that they deserve. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need help investigating an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.

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