Fifteen year old eighth grade student, Dillon O’Brien, of Hawthorne was critically injured Tuesday morning (5/31/16) while boarding an Alachua County school bus on Waldo road in Gainesville, FL. The accident occurred approximately 8:35 a.m. near Northeast 80th Way when the bus was struck by a semi driven by Alfredo Garcia, 47, of Miami. Garcia, who was headed south, swerved the semi to the right and it began to jackknife. The right front of the semi hit the open doors of the school bus and O’Brien, who was boarding. Garcia was cited for careless driving.
Laurie Mitchell is an experienced attorney, representing victims involving semi tractor trailers. Last year she resolved a case in New Jersey for seven figures against a trucking company and currently represents the family of a bicyclist tragically killed as a semi ran over him and his bicycle.
Contact our office today for prompt, competent representation. The semi, truck and tractor trailer as well as the school bus need expert inspections ASAP. Preserve the evidence needed to get the recovery deserved. For more information, please feel free to call the office at 352-371-9828.