December 13th, 2011|
December 13, 2011
A Dothan, Alabama, daycare bus driver was injured today after being run over by his own vehicle. According to WSFA 12 News, the accident happened at approximately 2:45 PM at the daycare facility located on the 2300 block of Denton Road.
Authorities with the Dothan Police Department (DPD) stated the preliminary investigation determined that the driver brought the bus carrying eight children to a complete stop before exiting the vehicle. Once the driver was off the bus, either a human error or mechanical malfunction caused the emergency break of the vehicle not to fully engage, and the bus began to roll backwards. As the driver attempted to jump back into the bus to stop it, his legs got caught in the wheel well, and he was dragged under the bus.
The man was taken to a local hospital to be treated for moderate injuries he sustained in the accident. No children were injured in the accident, and police stayed at the accident scene until the children’s parents could come pick them up.
The Alabama Auto Accident Attorneys with Norris Injury Lawyers would like to remind drivers to use your vehicle’s emergency parking break, even when it’s on a flat surface. If you have been injured in a car accident at no fault of your own, contact an experienced attorney today for a free initial consultation.