Deadly Bus Accident
A charter bus accident in the rural part of northern Webb County leaving eight people dead and more than 40 injured.
Laredo, Texas was the nearest city from this area of Webb County.
The charter bus accident, was a single vehicle accident and occurred along a stretch of Highway 83, just south of the Webb/Dimmit county line.
The charter bus is owned by the charter bus company, OGA Charters.
The charter bus was en route to the Casino in Eagle Pass, Texas from San Juan, Texas. San Juan, Texas is located in the Rio Grande Valley. It appears that the driver of the charter bus lost control, causing the bus to rollover.
Seven individuals died at the scene and another person died at the hospital in Laredo, according to a spokesperson for the Texas Department of Public Service said. Investigators confirmed 22 people were taken to Laredo Medical Center and seven others were taken to a hospital in Dimmit County. The full extent of their injuries is unknown.
It is important to understand that while the facts of this accident that occurred on this OGA Charter Bus are unknown at this time, we believe that these types of accidents are full avoidable.
Each bus accident case is unique and should be evaluated by an experienced personal injury attorney in conjunction with accident investigators. It is very likely that this bus accident will involve multiple factors that led to this tragic accident, the most likely cause will include:Poor Bus Maintenance
If this OGA Charter Bus was not properly maintained or OGA Charters failed to meet safety regulations, it can and will be held responsible. In this case, it is possible that the bus manufacturer, the travel agency company or the Casino that hired OGA Charters or the entity that owns the buses could also be held liable.Negligent Driving
Speeding, operating at an excess speed in light of rain or slick roads, failure to yield, and other acts of negligence may have also contributed to this tragic loss.Improper Hiring
If OGA Charters hired an hired an underqualified or unlicensed drivers, then the driver and the employer and the holding company could be held accountable for this accident. Bus companies, such as OGA Charters should only hire drivers with the proper drivers' licenses and a clean driving history.
If you or a loved one were injured in this tragic bus accident call us at 1.800.862.1260.