Attorneys note a Little Rock bus crash that killed six people and injured others. The bus was heading for Texas and had twenty-two people on board when it crashed into an overpass on Interstate 40 north of Little Rock, personal injury lawyers note.
If you have been injured, or a loved one killed in a bus accident, contact Attorney Group for Arkansas today to learn more about your options. We can answer your questions in a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation. If you decide to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated bus accident attorney.
Officials: Roof Of The Bus Was Sheared Off
According to katv.com, the charter bus, owned by Vasquez Citrus & Hauling, Inc., was traveling from Michigan to Texas when it collided with an overpass support structure. The bus was carrying migrant workers to Texas. Officials said that heavy storms had passed through the crash area just before the accident but it wasn’t immediately known if weather was a factor in the crash.
The National Transportation Safety Board is sending investigators to Arkansas to look into the crash. A spokesman for the agency stated:
“The agency is conducting an investigation separate from the police investigation, and will look at safety issues related to the crash. Investigators will focus on driver fatigue and how passengers were protected in the early morning crash, but may look into other issues once they get on the scene.”
State officials at the scene reported that the roof of the bus was sheared off after colliding with the bridge overpass causing many passengers to be thrown from the vehicle. The driver of the bus was not injured in the November 06, 2015, crash and he has agreed to be tested for drugs and alcohol as is routine in crash investigations, the website reported.
Injured Drivers or Passengers May Be Entitled to Compensation
Bus Companies and their drivers have a duty to maintain and operate buses in safe manner. When they fail to do this, and a bus accident causes injury or death, injured parties may be entitled to compensation for damages, including:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income or ability to work
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish resulting from the injury
If a bus accident causes the death of a person, his or her family members may be able to pursue compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one. Wrongful death damages can include:
- Loss of relationship or a loved one’s financial support
- Mental anguish, and pain and suffering from the loss of a loved one
- Funeral expenses
People who have been injured in a car accident are advised to seek a qualified Arkansas bus crash attorney to help them protect their legal rights.
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