Accidents that end in the loss of life are always saddening. When these accidents involve a school bus and school children, these feelings can intensify. A community in Indiana is recovering from just such an accident and a tragic loss.
At Amy Beverland Elementary School, located in southwestern Indianapolis, a school bus accident has claimed the life of the school’s principal.
On Tuesday of last week, the 26th of Janurary, a school bus jumped the curb as school was letting out. The school bus struck the principal of the school, Susan Jordan and two children. The two children were transported to Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health. They were listed in serious but stable condition with non-life threatening injuries. Unfortunately, Susan Jordan lost her life as the result of the accident. The 25 children on board the school bus were not injured.
As part of routine investigation, the bus driver is being blood tested and is cooperating fully with authorities. The school bus passed a recent inspection the previous Friday with no violations.
Amy Beverland Elementary was been open since 1989. It is part of the Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township. The school has an enrollment of about 800 students in first through sixth grades and a staff of about 50. Susan Jordan had held the position of principal at the school for the past 22 years.
Classes were canceled on Wednesday in the wake of the accident. Superintendant Dr. Shawn Smith promised returning students would receive support.
If you or someone you know has been injured as the result of an accident, contact the law offices of John Foy & Associates. The “Strong Arm” attorneys will review your case to see if you are entitled to compensation. Contact us today.