There was a crash involving a charter bus near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on August 6, 2023. According to reports, a bus traveling southbound on Interstate 81 crashed in heavy rain. It is believed the bus swerved in an attempt to avoid another car stopped on the roadway. The bus left the interstate before hitting an embankment and overturning. There were between 45 to 50 passengers on board at the time. Three passengers were killed in the crash, and at least 28 passengers were injured and taken to the Hershey Medical Center for medical care. 21 people were treated by University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Community Osteopathic. The bus was en route from New York to Ohio, and was operated by Boston-based Super Lucky Tour Company. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those impacted by this deadly crash.
Unfortunately, accidents involving charter busses have become more and more prevalent. There was a deadly crash involving a charter bus near Desdemona, Texas on June 16, 2023. A double decker tour bus collided with a Metropolitan Transit Authority bus in Manhattan, New York on July 6, 2023. There was a crash involving a Greyhound passenger bus in Highland, Illinois on July 12, 2023. A Greyhound bus experienced a tire blow out before crashing in Monroe County, Georgia on August 5, 2023.
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.