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Distracted driving suspected in bus-truck crash that injured 13

If you are a regular reader of this blog you may be struck by how regularly we write about issues related to accidents involving commercial trucks.

There's good reason for this. For one thing, accidents involving commercial vehicles have the potential of being more devastating than most crashes because the trucks are so huge. Additionally, because of the layers of federal and state regulations and complicated insurance structures that typically are in force, getting to the heart of liability and holding the right parties accountable can be a legal challenge.

If you the victims of such accidents don't have the help of an experienced attorney, it can be difficult to be sure that they will obtain the full compensation that may be due for the damages and losses suffered.

This may be something worth thinking about in light of an accident that occurred Monday evening. It involved a semitrailer utility truck slamming into the rear of a school bus that was stopped to let out children at a home near San Marcos. Authorities say 10 children and two adults on the bus were injured. Most of the injuries are said to be non-life threatening, but the driver of the truck apparently ended up suffering serious injuries.

This accident happened along State Highway 21 at about 5:15 in the evening. According to the Department of Public Safety, the truck's driver rear-ended the stopped bus. One witness said children were standing and getting ready to exit the bus at the time. She says they were lucky they weren't ejected, which could have been deadly.

Police say weather and alcohol don't appear to have played roles in this accident, so they think truck driver negligence, perhaps in the form of inattention, may be involved.

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