Denver, CO — Local news says that a child may have suffered a broken leg after an accident with a school bus in Denver, Colorado, on Thursday, September 18, 2014.
Around 8:25 in the morning, a school bus was coming to the intersection of South Irving Street and West Floyd Avenue, just south of the Colorado Heights University Campus, when witnesses say child went under and was run over by the bus. The child’s name hasn’t been released.
The child was taken to a local hospital to be treated. Police are still investigating.
Scene of the Accident
Accidents with school buses are always tricky things because school buses are afforded a lot of protection that other vehicles aren’t. A school bus belongs to a school district, which ultimately belongs to the government. And there are laws that say that, except in very special circumstances, you can’t bring suit against the government. There are time restrictions, as well as limits on the amount of monetary compensation you’re able to get from them. That amount will typically have to be shared, should more than one person be injured. Hopefully, if the school bus was in the wrong — and it’s always possible that that’s not the case — the school district will be able to find a way to make things right with the child’s family.
— Grossman Law Offices