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Douglasville Car Accident at a School Bus Crossing

Douglasville Car Accident at a School Bus Crossing

Atlanta Injury Blog > 2011 > December > Douglasville Car Accident at a School Bus Crossing

The Douglasville woman responsible for hitting and killing a 17-year-old pedestrian has been charged with first-degree vehicular homicide, reckless driving and failure to stop for a school bus that had activated its stop arm and red lights. The traffic accident happened on Cedar Mountain Rd. in Douglas County when the girl exited a school bus and was crossing the road when struck by a car.

Click here to read the full article reported by the AJC.

Georgia drivers need to know the laws regarding school bus stops. Expert Douglasville injury attorneys at The Kalka Law Group give drivers these two reminders.

  • ALL traffic must stop when a school bus stops to pick up or drop off passengers, except if there is a divided highway with a median separation where only the traffic following the bus must stop
  • If there is a violation of meeting or overtaking school bus when it makes a stop, it is the duty of the bus driver to report such violation
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