Law Offices of John J. LaCava, LLC - Lacava Legal - Injury and Accident Lawyers
Stamford - Bridgeport 203-883-9685 877-293-6717
Free personal injury consultation No fee if we don't win your case
Consulta gratuita de lesiones personales Sin cargo si no ganamos su caso
Our results speak for themselves.
See how we've helped others.
  • Bicycle Accident - Structured Settlement
    Injury: Traumatic brain injury to child.
    Recovery: $1,020,000.00 (structured settlement present value)
  • Motorcycle Accident - Pre Judgment Attachment
    Injury: Multiple Fractures and Death of Spouse
    Judgment: $1,000,000.00 Pre-judgment attachment granted
  • Automobile Accident - Mediation
    Injury: Nerve impairment syndrome resulting in substantial disability to the right arm.
    Recovery: $800,000.00
  • Construction Accident - Mediation
    Injuries: Construction Accident - multiple fractures of the hip and nerve damage.
    Settlement: $750,000.00
  • Drunk Driver Accident - Settlement
    Injuries: Fracture of ankle with surgery and hardware (ORIF)
    Settlement: $650,000.00
  • Workers Compensation - Settlement
    Injuries: Impairment of both lower extremities
    Settlement: $651,000
more verdicts and settlements

DUI charges filed in school bus driver crash

Many parents are nervous sending their children off to school. They want them to be happy, safe and to make friends. It is heartrending when their fears are realized and their children's safety is compromised. This happened recently when a driver of a school bus smashed it into a utility pole.

The driver, 52, hit the pole with the bus at approximately 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 10. One parent was waiting by Quarry Road where it happened. The parent was going to put their child on the bus when it stopped. Instead, the bus smashed into the pole.

The crash was serious, and four students that were already on the bus were injured. The driver was immediately suspended by the transportation company she worked for. They launched an internal investigation and then formally dismissed her. They also issued a statement calling the event deeply regrettable.

Willimantic, Connecticut, police launched their own investigation. As a result of that, the driver has now been charged with driving under the influence, risk of injury and possession of a controlled substance.

The driver's license has already been revoked. After being arrested, she posted bond, but will need to have a hearing at the Department of Motor Vehicles if she wants it to be reinstated.

According to police, the driver underwent medical testing at Windham Hospital the morning of the accident. Police say the result of that testing showed that she was under the influence. They declined to give details about the substance or substances she under the influence of.

The families involved in this case may be looking into their legal options. Families in comparable driving under the influence cases may want to look into their legal options as well with the help of an attorney.

Source:, "Willimantic school bus driver charged with DUI after crash" Kaitlyn Naples and Kevin Hogan, Nov. 06, 2014

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
John LaCava has done a more than excellent job representing me in my personal injury law suit. His thorough and caring manner had me completely at ease throughout the process and gave me full confidence in my representation. I would highly recommend him to anyone going through the kind of painful accident I experienced, as the attorney who will ensure that your case is taken care of in a truly professional and very experienced way. - Patt Cartolano
¿Necesita ayuda legal? Para una consulta, llame a nuestras oficinas al 877-293-6717
o encontrar más información por correo electrónico a nuestro offie hoy.


Contact us today: 203-883-9685 877-293-6717

Privacy Policy | Business Development Solutions by FindLaw, part of Thomson Reuters.