Teen seriously injured in Benton City school bus accident

The Tri City Herald.com reports that a 17-year-old boy suffered serious injuries when he was involved in a Benton City school bus accident on Tuesday around 2:30 pm. The motor vehicle accident occurred at the intersection of Horne Road and Irene Avenue.

The teen may have internal injuries and he was taken to Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland for treatment. The teen was not wearing a seat belt.

High school students from Kiona-Benton City High School were on the school bus at the time of the accident and one apparently suffered a laceration to his face. The bus driver was not injured in the accident.

According to The Seattle Times, the teen was distracted and hit the bus when turned onto Horne Road from Irene Avenue.

Distracted driving is a very serious problem on our highways. 93% of drivers admit to distracted driving at one time or another including talking on a cell phone, eating or texting. Distracted driving can also include distractions outside of the vehicle or inside the vehicle. According to the NHTSA, 20% of injury car accidents involve distracted driving.

Distracted driving includes:

  • taking your eyes off the road
  • taking your hands off the steering wheel
  • taking your mind off of driving.

This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured in Seattle car accidents and the family of those killed.

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