New Yorkers frequently ride buses around the city. Using public transportation is convenient. In addition, people may feel more protected in a large bus. However, bus accidents happen in New York City and beyond. Despite its large size, a bus accident can leave people with serious injuries. A recent bus accident in another state is evidence of that.
A bus bound for an Oklahoma casino overturned in a Dallas suburb recently. It is not clear what caused the crash, but officials say that the bus left the northbound lanes of the highway it was on before hitting a rubber barrier. It then traveled across the highway in the opposite direction, hitting a concrete barrier and overturning.
Two people were killed in the crash and three dozen people were injured. Most of the people on board the bus were elderly adults. Many of them became trapped.
“People were screaming, on top of each other,” a passenger on the bus said.
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash.
People should be able to board buses without fearing that they will be involved in a serious accident. If negligence appears to have been a factor in this most recent crash, victims may be able to pursue legal action against the responsible parties. After all, medical bills can quickly get out of control. Innocent passengers should not be forced to deal with financial hardships as a result of an accident.
Bus accident victims in New York City and elsewhere would likely benefit from working with an experienced attorney so that they are able to focus on their recovery. An attorney will work to see that justice is served.
Source: NBC News, “At least 2 killed, 36 hurt when bus flips outside Dallas on way to casino,” Erin McClam, April 11, 2013