Everyone knows that the larger the vehicle, the more damage it can do in an accident. Cars, motorcycles and pedestrians are no match for tractor-trailers and busses. A car accident between a bus and a car can lead to catastrophic injuries, property damage or death. In a recent bus accident in Murfreesboro, the driver of the car that was hit or the children onboard the bus easily could have been injured or died because of the bus driver's apparent negligence. Luckily, no one was injured in the accident, but the motorist's car was damaged after being backed into.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol has reported a recent accident between a Rutherford County Schools bus and a car on Fall Creek Drive near the Baker Road intersection. The bus driver had been taking two students, 10- and 11-years-old, home at the end of the school day. The driver passed by the boys' home because their parents were not home and was continuing on her route when she saw the parents round the corner. The parents flashed their lights at the driver, indicating she should stop. Unfortunately, the driver had started to turn onto Baker Road and needed to back up to get back on Fall Creek Drive. It seems that she did not look before she put the bus in reverse and hit the Nissan Altima behind the bus.
While there were no injuries reported, the bus driver could have caused untold damage in the accident. If the bus had been moving faster, the driver could have flattened the car behind her. Even if she hadn't flattened it, she could have caused extensive damage to the car, sparking an explosion that could injure or kill both the motorist and the children on the bus. The bus driver was lucky that she didn't injure anyone because whenever a bus hits a car, the possibility of injury or death increases dramatically.