By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
A tragic pedestrian / school bus accident took place in Warwick (Providence) Rhode Island recently. A 15 year old student was hit and killed by a school bus carrying students from Providence High School. News reports indicate that the student was wearing headphone at the time of the accident. She was hit while she was crossing the street. While the student may have been distracted, it is unknown from the information reported in the news who was at fault for the accident. Of course, it is not against the law for a pedestrian to wear headphones. There have been other accidents in which pedestrians have been distracted while wearing headphones. This goes the same for drivers as well.
A homicide traffic death investigation will be conducted as to the cause of this accident.
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