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Alabama students injured in school bus accident

For parents in Alabama, the idea of a child suffering an injury in a car accident while on a school trip is a nightmarish scenario to consider. Unfortunately, the nightmare has become reality for parents of eight students injured when the school bus transporting them home to Roanoke, Alabama from a football game collided with a pickup truck. The driver of the pickup did not survive the accident and three adults on the bus, including the driver, sustained injuries in addition to the eight injured students.

The accident occurred in Talladega on Tuesday evening. The driver of the pickup, a 31-year-old woman from Munford, Alabama, collided head-on with the bus after she crossed the median while traveling in a westerly direction on Interstate 20. The bus contained the seventh- and eighth-grade football teams in addition to the junior varsity squad, for a total of 26 students and three coaches riding on the bus as passengers.

The injured bus driver traveled to a hospital via airlift. All 29 passengers received hospital evaluation for possible injury, but the current condition of the three adults and eight students injured in the crash, as well as the extent of their injuries, are not known. Authorities have not commented on what caused the driver of the pickup truck to cross the median, and it is not known whether alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash. 

Parents may not be able to protect their children at all times, but if a child becomes injured in a roadway accident, parents have the right to seek justice. Families affected by car accidents may wish to consult an attorney regarding the possibility of litigation.

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