Deadly Crash between Charter Bus and 18-Wheeler in Louisiana

by | Mar 29, 2022 | Auto Accident, Tour Bus Accident

There was a deadly crash involving a charter bus and an 18-wheeler in West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana on March 24, 2022.  The crash occurred on Interstate 10 eastbound when the 18-wheeler rear-ended the charter bus.  After impact, the bus was driven into another 18-wheeler, before leaving the roadway.  The driver of the 18-wheeler was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.  The truck’s driver, identified as Ricky Hagar, was a driver for Texas-based  Kingdom Trucking.  The charter bus was en route from Mexico to North Carolina and had about fifty passengers.  Multiple injuries are reported.  The bus was operated by Turimex Internacional.

Unfortunately, accidents involving charter busses have become more and more prevalent.  There was a crash involving a charter bus in Sangamon County, Illinois on March 11, 2022.  Three passengers were injured in a crash involving a charter bus in Lake Nona, Florida on February 24, 2022.

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.  A responsible driver must drive at appropriate speeds based on the weather conditions.  Failing to do so can have catastrophic results.

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.