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Several kids hurt in school bus accident

New Orleans Police and the Louisiana State Police are in the process of investigating a single-vehicle bus crash that left several children injured. This accident occurred the morning of Dec. 18., on Interstate 10. It is still unclear what caused this crash.

According to reports, a school bus was heading to James Singleton Charter school when it collided with a guardrail, causing the vehicle to overturn. A total of 15 children -- ages 5 to 17 -- were on the bus at the time of the crash. Nine of them were immediately taken to medical facilities for treatment. Six others were sent home with their parents from the crash site, though it was reported that some of those children were eventually taken to the hospital for evaluation. 

Authorities have not reported an official cause for this crash. It has come out, however, that the bus involved had never been inspected by the city per school bus safety rules. Authorities have also reported that the driver -- a 33-year-old male -- did not have the proper permit to operate the vehicle. This individual has been cited for an equipment violation and careless operation. He is also accused of breaking at least four other laws.

Numerous parents in the New Orleans area depend on the school bus system to get their children to and from school. They count on these buses being safe and their drivers being fit and certified for their positions. Sadly, it would seem that the parents of these children were let down in more ways than one. Those who would like to seek compensation for any losses they experienced as a result of this bus accident may be able to do so successfully by filing claims against the driver and the bus company. An experienced attorney can review the details of one's case and help one take any legal actions deemed appropriate.

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