Accidents involving buses remain some of the most deadly because these vehicles so often are carrying many passengers who are less secure in their seat compared to other vehicles. Any time that one of these machines goes awry, the potential for catastrophic loss is present. Unfortunately, Illinois bus accidents still strike in and around our area. Blog readers have been apprised of the incidents over the last year including those involving school buses and public transit vehicles.
Another particularly deadly bus accident struck this weekend on the other side of the country, according to ABC Local News. Shortly before six in the evening on Saturday a charter bus was carrying local soccer fans from a game on Interstate 90. While packed with fans, without notice the bus drifted onto the shoulder of the highway and hit a tractor-trailer that was parked on the side of the road. That first impact tipped the bus over onto its side. While on its side, the bus then crossed into the center median and came to a crashing stop.
As anyone would imagine, the accident was a terrifying ordeal for those involved. One man and one woman who were on the bus were killed in the collision. While an exact report isn’t yet available, police believe as many as fifteen other passengers in the vehicle were injured. Also, a man who was standing outside the disabled truck at the time of the crash was severely injured. He was airlifted to a local hospital following the accident.
Police are still piecing together the situation to determine exactly what caused the bus to hit the disabled truck.
Our Chicago truck crash lawyers at Levin & Perconti remain saddened by these accidents that involve so many lives. The consequences of these driving mistakes will stick with many of its victims indefinitely. We remain proud to work on behalf of those harmed in these accidents to ensure that their legal rights are respected and they receive compensation for their injuries.
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