There was a deadly crash between an SUV and a charter bus in College Station, Texas on November 20, 2022. According to reports, the crash occurred in the northbound lanes of Highway 6 shortly after midnight. An SUV traveling on the southbound feeder road crossed onto the highway and then across the median into the northbound lanes of travel, before colliding with the charter bus. After impact a fire broke out on both vehicles involved in the crash. The driver of the SUV was killed, and his passenger was taken to a hospital with injuries. The driver of the charter bus was rescued from the burning vehicle. The bus driver was flown to a Houston hospital via helicopter. He has been identified as Calvin Hill. Additional details have not yet been released.
Unfortunately, accidents involving charter busses have become more and more prevalent. A charter bus caught fire in Bucksnort, Tennessee on November 11, 2022. A charter bus was involved in an accident in Manatee County, Florida on November 3, 2022. A Van Hool Commuter Coach bus struck a pedestrian in Charlotte, North Carolina on October 9, 2022. 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.
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.