January 17th, 2012|
January 17, 2012
A student and a bus driver were injured this morning when the school bus they were in was hit head-on by a pick up truck in a residential part of Hoover, Alabama. An article released by FOX 6 News states that the driver of that pick up was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence.
It was just before 8:00 AM when a McCalla, Alabama, resident called 911 to report an intoxicated driver leaving a local gas station. The woman was instructed to follow the driver until units could catch up with the vehicle and pull it over. The woman followed the drunk driver as he weaved in and out of lanes of traffic. The driver’s luck finally ran out when he went across the double yellow lines in the center of the road and hit a school bus head-on.
The driver of the bus was taken to an area hospital to receive treatment for injuries sustained in the crash, while a student was taken to Children’s Hospital for the same.
The drunk driver will face charges for his part in the crash pending the outcome of an investigation by a crash reconstruction team and results of toxicology reports.
The Alabama auto accident attorneys with Norris Injury Lawyers often represent the victims of drunk driving. If you have been injured by a drunk driver, contact an experienced lawyer today for a free initial consultation of your case.