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4 injured in Pennsylvania car accident when bus fails to yield

The basic rules of the road are one of the very first things every new driver needs to know. Following these rules is essential to keeping people on the roads safe. When these rules are broken, ignored or otherwise not followed, car accidents happen and people get hurt.

In a recent Pennsylvania accident, it is being reported that a city bus failed to follow one of the most basic rules of the road -- yielding to oncoming traffic before turning left. According to witnesses, the bus was traveling west and needed to turn left. At the same time, a Hyundai driven by a 17-year-old girl was travelling east. Instead of yielding to the Hyundai, the bus continued to turn and crashed into the car in the intersection.

In the collision, the Hyundai suffered serious damage and was left bent and smashed. The 17-year-old driver was injured in the accident and needed to be taken to a local hospital in an ambulance. At this time, the severity of the girl's injuries is not known. Furthermore, three passengers on the bus were also injured in the accident. They were also taken to local hospitals for treatment. The accident also left shards of glass and debris in the road which had to be cleaned up before the road could be reopened.

The police are investigating the cause of the accident.

Accidents, like this one, can happen for a variety of different reasons. Sometimes, negligence is a cause. Drivers are negligent when they fail to use the degree of care required of a reasonable driver under the circumstances. This failure, or breach, happens in many circumstances including failing to follow the rules of the road, driving drunk or even texting while driving.

When a negligent driver causes an accident, that driver can be held liable for damages that occurred in the accident including for medical expenses and lost wages.

Source: The Altoona Mirror, "Two-vehicle crash involving Amtran bus injures four," April 3, 2013

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