Nebraska Truck Accident with School Bus Kills Four

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 17-Nov-2012

A collision involving a school bus and an 18 wheeler truck accident in rural Nebraska left two students dead and killed two drivers on September 13th, officials with the Nebraska State Patrol reported.

The driver of the 18 wheeler truck involved in the crash near Blue Hill, was identified as 21-year-old Travis Witte, a resident of Blue Hill, officials disclosed. Wittee was pronounced dead at the scene of the Nebraska school bus accident.

The driver of the bus, who was also killed in the collision, was identified by police as Red Cloud resident Marla Wentworth,59.

The two children killed in the school bus crash were identified as Dustin Tesdahl, 18, and Caroline Thallman, 10. Both students attended Blue Hill Community Schools.

Five other students aboard the school bus were transported to nearby hospitals as a result of the 18 wheeler accident near Blue Hill. One of those children, a 7-year-old girl, was transported to a hospital in Omaha via helicopter and was recently listed in serious condition.

Authorities are still investigating the collision between the school bus and the tractor trailer truck and have not yet revealed what may have sparked to crash.

The sheer size and weight of 18 wheeler trucks can make auto accidents involving the big rigs devastating. Because of the severity of truck collisions, proper training, maintenance to equipment and quality hiring practices in regards to drivers is a vital aspect to protecting other vehicles, drivers, passengers and roadway patrons.

If you or someone you love was injured or killed in a motor vehicle accident by no fault of their own, call our wrongful death attorneys, serving injured clients across Texas and in Nebraska. Call 24/7 at 254-633-2983 for a free consultation today. We care. We can help.

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