A bus crash has spurred a legal challenge, according to NJ.com. The accident occurred early this March, when the bus was returning from a New York City trip.
Many of the passengers were asleep at the time of the crash, and were awoken to the chaos of the accident. The victim involved in this wrongful death lawsuit was in the back of the bus when he woke up to a loud bang and the swerving of the bus.
It turns out that the bus struck a concrete overpass, swerved across several lanes of traffic, and then slammed into a dirt embankment. The bus driver was thrown through the windshield and died. The plaintiff in this case was thrown halfway through a side window and was also killed. Forty one other passengers were injured in the wreck.
The bus accident lawsuit alleges that the bus company failed to adopt safe operations policies for their buses and did not properly oversee their agents and drivers. Reports indicate that the company, Super Luxury Tours, has one of the worst driver-safety records in the country.
Just like a truck, large buses have the capacity to cause immense damage when they are involved in road accidents. In fact, when caught in accidents public transportation vehicles often involve tremendous damages because of the amount of people aboard the machines. Of particular concern is the fact that many passengers aboard transit vehicles are not properly secured. All Chicago commuters know that sometimes one is lucky only to get a seat at all and seatbelts are always non-existent.
Our Chicago truck crash lawyers at Levin & Perconti understand the mix of emotions and legal issues involved cases with large vehicles. We encourage all local residents to contact Illinois injury attorneys whenever they are involved in a traffic accident to help guide them through the process.
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