There was a crash of a charter tour bus in Box Elder County, Utah on December 12, 2022. According to reports, the bus was traveling on Interstate 84, en route from Boise, Idaho to Salt Lake City, Utah. The driver of bus, called the Salt Lake City Express, lost control of the bus, which flipped onto its side. Twenty-three passengers were injured. Many of the injured passengers were initially treated at Intermountain Bear River Valley Hospital. The bus was the only vehicle involved. The accident remains under investigation.
Unfortunately, accidents involving charter busses have become more and more prevalent. There was a crash between a charter bus and a FedEx 18-wheeler in Palo Pinto County, Texas on December 9, 2022. A Brandeis University shuttle bus crashed with 27 students on board in Waltham, Massachusetts on November 19, 2022. There was a deadly crash between an SUV and a charter bus in College Station, Texas on November 20, 2022. A charter bus caught fire in Bucksnort, Tennessee on November 11, 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.