A 7-year-old Kaufman, Texas boy was killed on January 6, 2011, when a driver failed to heed the stop signals on his school bus. The young boy was crossing the street when Salvador Hernandez ignored the bus’s flashing lights and stop sign; passing the bus and hitting the young child in front of his two brothers who were walking behind him. Hernandez is now facing charges of involuntary manslaughter. It is not yet clear what caused his distracted driving or why he failed to recognize the warning signs.
This recent heart-wrenching event is yet another reminder of the importance of attentive driving, especially during the school year. With school bus stops and children coming from and going to school, the risk of a fatal accident increases exponentially.
Always remembe to be extra cautious near schools, bust stops and playgrounds. The responsiblitiy is on you as an adult to help protect our children. This means heeding warning signs, school zones, and refraining from any cell phone use behind the wheel.
Our Dallas car wreck lawyers know all too well the dangers of distracted and unattentive driving. We hear from people all the time who have experienced tragic accidents and loss due to irresponsible driving. If you, or someyou know, has been injured or experienced a loss because of a vehicle accident, you may want to consider contacting an experienced personal injury lawyer to protect your rights and pursue justice.