Non-Stop Bus Accidents
Bus accidents are constantly in the news lately. At least six bus crashes have made headlines just this month, with two of them occurring this morning. In 2010, the most recent year for which we have data:
- 249 buses were involved in fatal accidents
- 12,000 were involved in accidents causing injuries
- The total number of buses involved in crashes in the U.S. was roughly 54,000.
Pedestrian Killed in Chicago
On June 2, 2015, a Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) bus ran over and killed a pedestrian on the sidewalk. The bus driver initially stopped at a red light, but then ran the light, pulled out in traffic, and hopped the curb hitting pedestrians, killing one and injuring seven others.
On June 3, 2015 a bus and semi-truck collided on a Pennsylvania highway killing the bus driver and two passengers. Four other passengers we injured and in critical condition. The bus was headed to Niagara Falls, carrying Italian tourists.
The same day, two people were killed and about 10 were injured in an accident in Weimar, Texas involving one bus, two 18-wheelers, and an SUV.
School Bus Accident in Connecticut
On June 8, a middle school boy and a monitor were seriously injured when the school bus they was riding in swerved and hit a tree. Two other students suffered minor injuries. The driver was not injured, and thankfully no one was killed.
Just this morning -- June 10, 2015 -- another school bus accident, this one in New Gloucester, Maine, left a man with life-threatening injuries. He was driving a car that crossed the centerline and hit the bus head-on. The bus driver suffered minor injuries and the children were not hurt.
A crash between two buses in the Lincoln Tunnel this morning left more than 30 people injured. Four suffered serious neck and back injuries, but none of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening.
If you have been injured in a bus accident, you can learn more about your rights and how you can recover damages for your losses by searching our directory to find a lawyer near you.