Seven students from the Pine Ridge Education Center in Broward County, Florida suffered personal injuries when another driver rearended their school bus. According to reports, the school bus was stopped at a red light. How could the other driver have not seen the school bus? Many rear end accidents in Florida result from driver inattention, distraction, and excessive speed for the road and traffic conditions.
Pursuant to Section 316.0895, Florida Statutes – Following Too Closely, a driver shall not follow behind another motor vehicle more closely than what is reasonable and prudent. What is reasonable and prudent under this statute? It all depends on the speed of the vehicles, traffic, road conditions, and other circumstances. Florida law presumes that a driver that rear ends another vehicle is negligent unless there is a viable excuse or explanation for the accident.
You can read more about the school bus accident in Broward County, Florida at Seven South Florida Students Injured in School Bus Accident.