Bus Accident North of Laredo
On Easter Sunday, a Los Garcias’ Bus traveling to Houston from Mexico crashed killing two and injuring many, north of Laredo, Texas.
The bus accident occurred near the check point on I-35, north of the City of Laredo, Texas just before 8:00 am Sunday morning.
The Los Garcias Bus was carrying 32 people when it veered over to the right at Mile Marker 29.
Texas DPS Officers are investigating the bus accident.
Due to the size of this bus and the fact that it weighs more than 10,000 pounds, its’ sheer size and high center of gravity, create certain issues.
Additionally, not all buses are equipped with safety restraints or airbags, thus furthering the risk of serious injury or death.
NHTSA statistics reported that 251 fatal bus accidents occurred in 2008.
According to a preliminary count by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), 307 people were killed in those accidents.
There are a number of various reasons these types of bus crashes can occur.
In some cases, a driver may not see a smaller vehicle or may be distracted and the driver jerks the wheel of the bus too hard.
Other causes include speeding, texting and driving, talking on the cell phone, use of alcohol or drugs, and unfamiliarity with the road, inexperienced operators, just to name a few.
Bus drivers who are unfamiliar with the route or who may be distracted by GPS or other electronics can cause devastating accidents.
It is the responsibility of all bus drivers to be attentive and practice safe driving every time they step on the bus.
Ultimately, it is also the responsibility of the bus company to ensure that all drivers are qualified and properly trained to drive their buses and reduce the risk of a bus accident.
Unfortunately, many bus accidents occur where victims walk away from bus accidents with serious, oftentimes catastrophic, injuries that require extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation.
Depending on the circumstances of the commercial bus crash, some types of injuries include, but are not limited to:
- Broken bones
- Severed limbs
- Internal bleeding
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Paraplegia and quadriplegia
Injured victims and families of victims who were wrongfully killed have the right to seek compensation for their losses.
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