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17 Injured in Missouri Bus Crash


More than a dozen people were injured Monday when two buses collided in Berkeley, Missouri.

About the Missouri Bus Crash

According to FOX 2 News, as many as 17 people were transported to the hospital after two buses collided at the intersection of N. Hanley and Stella Avenue.

All passengers were conscious and none of the injuries are thought to be life-threatening; however, passengers did complain of neck and back injuries.

At least one passenger accused one of the buses of speeding.

The accident remains under investigation.

Bus Accident Statistics

  • According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), 3,978 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal crashes.
  • The number of injury crashes involving buses and large trucks increased by 55 percent between 2009 and 2014.
  • From 2004 to 2014, intercity bus accidents accounted for 13 percent of all fatal bus crashes. School buses accounted for 41 percent and transit buses accounted for 33 percent.

Who Can Be Held Responsible in a Bus Accident?

If it is determined that a bus driver was negligent in an accident, the driver’s employer may be liable for:

  • Failure to properly train drivers
  • Failure to maintain vehicle
  • Failure to verify proper licensing/certification
  • Negligent hiring practices
  • Negligent supervision
  • Negligent entrustment

Contact an Experienced Bus Accident Lawyer

If you or your child have been injured in a bus accident, contact Thomas J. Henry. Our team of experienced bus accident attorneys are available to evaluate your claim 24/7, nights and weekends. Thomas J. Henry has the financial resources and the track record of winning that you need in a law firm. Contact us today for a free case review. Our firm has offices in Corpus Christi, San Antonio, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide.

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