A Van Hool Commuter Coach bus was involved in an accident in Charlotte, North Carolina on October 9, 2022. According to reports, a pedestrian was walking in the crosswalk when she was struck by a bus in Uptown Charlotte. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. The victim has been identified as Johnson & Wales University student Destiny Vazquez. The driver of the bus has been charged in the crash.
Unfortunately, accidents involving charter busses have become more and more prevalent. A charter bus struck and killed a pedestrian in Sparks, Nevada on September 29, 2022. A charter bus was involved in a crash in Austin, Texas on September 14, 2022. A charter bus was involved in a major crash in Grovetown, Georgia on August 16, 2022. According to reports, a Greyhound bus failed to yield the right of way resulting in a crash in Midland, Texas on August 8, 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.