A charter bus was involved in a major crash in Grovetown, Georgia on August 16, 2022. According to reports, the bus entered the lanes of oncoming traffic and struck six different vehicles. Afterwards, the bus continued into a Chevron gas station where it struck a gas pump. Witnesses indicate the driver of the bus may have been slumped over the wheel before the crash occurred. The driver was cited by local police for failure to maintain a lane. At least two people were injured during the incident.
Unfortunately, accidents involving charter busses have become more and more prevalent. According to reports, a Greyhound bus failed to yield the right of way resulting in a crash in Midland, Texas on August 8, 2022. A charter bus was involved in a crash before catching fire in Berkeley County, South Carolina on August 5, 2022. A charter bus caught fire in West Brunswick Township, Pennsylvania on July 30, 2022. A charter bus crashed in Bibb County, Georgia on July 20, 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, and only drive when it is safe to do so. 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 877-678-5864 to learn more about your legal rights.