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Bus Crash Leaves Two Dead and Dozens Injured

Isabella Bailey7 months ago

Two people are dead and dozens of others are injured as a result of a bus crash in Virginia.

About the Fatal Virginia Bus Crash

NBC News reports that a bus carrying 57 people ran off an exit ramp in Virginia early on March 19. One person died at the scene, while another was brought to a hospital and later died there.

All the surviving passengers were hospitalized, including two with life-threatening injuries. Charges are pending against the driver, who was not injured.

Authorities have said that several other crashes have occurred in the area due to heavy fog.

The investigation is still ongoing.

Texas Car Crash Statistics for 2017

The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):

  • In 2017, more than 3,500 people were killed and more 17,500 people sustained serious injuries in vehicle crashes in Texas.
  • In 2017, twenty-eight percent of crash-related fatalities in Texas involved a driver under the influence of alcohol.
  • Forty percent of people killed in restraint-equipped vehicles in Texas in 2017 were not restrained at the time of the crash.
  • There were 57 total pedalcyclist fatalities in 2017 in the state of Texas.

Five Vehicle Safety Tips

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has several recommendations for staying safe when driving, including:

  • Never drink and drive
  • Avoid distraction and being mindful of motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians
  • Check for vehicle recalls
  • Keep an emergency repair and first aid kit accessible
  • Change lanes to give space to any law enforcement officers

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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