Andrews High School Band Bus involved in Deadly Crash

by | Nov 20, 2021 | Auto Accident, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death

There was a deadly crash involving a bus in Big Spring, Texas on November 19, 2021.  The crash occurred on Interstate 20, when a pickup truck driving the wrong direction struck the bus on Friday afternoon.  The bus was carrying 25 members of the Andrews High School Band to a playoff football game in Sweetwater, Texas.  The driver of the pickup and one adult on the bus were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.  Another adult was pronounced dead after being transported to a nearby hospital.  Reports indicate at least 14 passengers were taken to local hospitals for treatment.  Our thoughts and prayers to those impacted by this tragedy.

There was an accident involving a train and a school bus in Rockingham County, Virginia on November 17, 2021.  There was a crash involving a charter bus in Schuykill County, Pennsylvania on September 19, 2021.  There was a crash between a charter bus and an 18-wheeler near Oxford, Alabama on July 18, 2021. There was a deadly crash involving a charter bus in Greene County, Mississippi on February 13, 2021. There was a deadly crash involving a bus in Ethiopia on January 31, 2021, killing 24.  The accident followed the charter bus crash on January 22, 2021, when a tour bus in Arizona overturned and injured 45 passengers.  At least one person died in that accident.

Safety considerations must take precedence to ensure that anyone relying on charter transportation remains safe.  Safe charter companies must consider take necessary precautions to ensure that their busses do not put the lives of passengers at risk.  The risks of catastrophic injury should always be considered by safe vessel operators.  When charter operators fail to account for the known hazards of the industry catastrophic injuries or deaths can result.  Safe companies must hire and train only individuals who can carry out the work without putting at risk the lives of dozens of passengers.

Spagnoletti Law Firm has attorneys licensed in Texas, Florida, and New York.  We have previously handled cases involving bus crashes.  Our attorneys have extensive experience and the skills needed to aggressively represent the families of loved ones who have lost their lives or been seriously injured in a trucking or commercial vehicle accident.  The experienced personal injury attorneys at Spagnoletti Law Firm can help you understand your rights if you or a loved one was involved in an accident. Please contact us online or call 713-804-9306 or to learn more about your legal rights.