Tornado Bus Company Involved in Deadly Bus Crash
The Tornado Bus Company involved in deadly bus crash was just one of the many bus accidents that have occurred throughout our country. The bus carrying 47 people from Chicago to Dallas crashed along Interstate 40 near Forrest City, Arkansas, on November 25, killing three people aboard and the driver of a pickup truck that was struck. These accidents are not rare, especially in a place like San Antonio, Texas. So many people still take the bus these days. They shouldn’t have to worry about deadly crashes. The lawyers at Carabin & Shaw want to make sure the bus companies are held to the highest standard so that their riders can have peace of mind.
Dallas-based Tornado Bus Company's "motor carrier operation poses an imminent hazard to public safety," according to a December 21 order from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The company's numerous violations "substantially increase the likelihood of serious injury or death to Tornado's drivers, passengers and to the motoring public," the order said. The order said Tornado needs to be cease all operations because, among other reasons, its practice of permitting drivers to exceed mandated maximum hours of service.
This Tornado Bus Company involved in deadly bus crash is one of the many instances of bus companies cutting corners to save money. Our attorneys will not stand for this. Contact Carabin & Shaw in San Antonio if you or a loved one has been involved in a bus accident today.
Officials at Tornado did not immediately respond to a phone message seeking comment. Tornado remains under federal investigation and has been the target of four compliance reviews since 2001. If you live in San Antonio, you understand how important it is for a bus system to uphold federal standards and inspections. Bus accidents can be devastating to their passengers and result in severe injuries and in this case death. If something like this ever happens to you or a loved one, our lawyers will fight to get you justice. We will make sure the parties responsible are punished and you receive adequate compensation.
Tornado's website is in English and Spanish, and touts its routes to Mexico. It also advertises routes from Georgia, North Carolina, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee and Texas.
Tornado is at least the second Texas-based bus company ordered shut down since 2005.
Federal regulators shut down Global Limo after a 2005 bus fire killed 23 nursing home patients fleeing Hurricane Rita. Global Limo's owner was convicted last year of poorly managing his fleet and not requiring drivers to fill out vehicle inspection reports. None of the charges were directly related to the deadly bus fire.
Not every bus crash is this severe, however, San Antonio riders are now becoming afraid due to these outrageous occurrences. Our attorneys at Carabin & Shaw is fighting every day to make sure accidents like the Tornado Bus Company involved in deadly crash and Global Limo’s deadly bus fire will happen less and less.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a bus accident whether it was big or small, you need to call the lawyers at Carabin & Shaw in San Antonio today. Help us to prevent serious accidents at the cost of people’s lives by coming in so that our legal team can investigate these bus companies and make sure they are following federal regulations to a T. We want to help keep you and your family safe and stable.
Together we can decrease the amount of bus crashes due to a company’s malpractice. A San Antonio bus accident attorney can get started on your case today. We offer free consultations in both English and Spanish, available day or night for your convenience. Call us today at 210.222.2288, or toll-free at 1.800.862.1260.