Deadly Greyhound Bus Accident in Ardmore, Alabama

by | Jan 30, 2024 | Auto Accident, Personal Injury, Tour Bus Accident, Wrongful Death

There was a crash involving a Greyhound bus in Ardmore, Alabama on January 29, 2024.  The crash occurred on Alabama State Highway 53 while the bus was en route from Tallahassee, Florida to Nashville, Tennessee.   During the accident, the Greyhound bus struck a Kia Seltos, before leaving the highway and overturning.  The driver of the passenger vehicle, Sidney Benson, was killed as a result of the crash.  Eight people who were on the Greyhound bus were taken to local hospitals for treatment.  The cause of the crash remains under investigation at this time.

Unfortunately, accidents involving charter busses have become more and more prevalent.  There was a deadly crash involving a charter bus in Licking County, Ohio on November 14, 2023.  There was a crash involving an airport shuttle bus in Charlotte, North Carolina on December 8, 2023.  There was an accident involving a Capital Metro bus in Del Valle, Texas on December 11, 2023.  There was a crash involving a tour bus near Lake George, New York on January 5, 2024.

Safety considerations must take precedence to ensure that anyone relying on charter transportation remains safe.  Safe bus operators 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 to learn more about your legal rights.