Four students from the Pine Bluff School District were taken to Jefferson Regional Medical Center for injuries after an accident involving the school bus they were riding on.
Police said the bus was northbound on Main Street near 27th Avenue when it ran off the road, hit a culvert, then came back on the road and struck a utility pole in front of Carpet Barn before finally coming to rest at 27th and Main.
The driver of the bus reported that he moved the bus over to avoid a vehicle that was southbound and slipped off the road. Police report that an investigation into the accident is continuing and Hines was issued a citation for failure to maintain control.
Under Arkansas law the school district’s insurance company can be held responsible for the injuries sustained in this accident. If you or a family member is injured in a bus accident, it is important to contact an attorney to discuss your legal options and determine the insurance coverages that may be available to help.