Police are still looking for a white van that was involved in a hit-and-run with a school bus in San Francisco yesterday afternoon, Wednesday, January 18th at around 2:50 p.m. near Harrison and Cesar Chavez streets. If you have information regarding this hit-and-run please immediately contact the San Francisco Police Department.
The school bus was carrying 20 children. Luckily, no one was injured. The other vehicle, a white van, drove off after the collision and the driver has not been found, according to CHP Officer Kevin Bartlett.
I regard hit-and-run drivers as a special kind of criminal. To negligently hit another vehicle is forgivable. As long as the offending driver is made accountable, then compensation for negligence is just like paying a debt. But, a hit-and-run driver is disregarding the rules that help us live together in our community, and that is not excusable. And to hit a school bus and not even stop… Come on, that is really low.
As a San Francisco Bay Area Personal Injury Attorney, and father, I care deeply about the safety of our younger generation. I dedicate myself to determining who should properly be made accountable for collisions whether they are pedestrian or bicycle or car or truck or even school bus accidents. The rules of the road say that when you act unreasonably and someone is hurt thereby, you are responsible for the harm you cause.
With a hit-and-run accident, however, no matter who really caused the accident, the driver who sped off is considered at least partially at fault.
About the author: Claude Wyle is an aggressive advocate for Bay Area child safety and has handled many cases involving injuries to children. Claude has decades of experience representing those harmed by the wrongful conduct of others, and, as a San Francisco personal injury attorney, has fought to protect the rights of injured adults and children throughout his legal career.