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Bus Driver Charged in Virginia Bus Crash

Isabella Bailey7 months ago

The bus driver involved in a fatal crash on I-95 in Virginia has been arraigned in court.

About the Manslaughter Charges

According to reports, Yui Man Chow, the driver of a bus that ran off the highway in Virginia, killing two people and injuring dozens, was arraigned on March 25. He is being charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter, with his preliminary hearing scheduled for June 17.

The company operating the bus, Tao’s Travel Inc., has previously had minor violations, such as issues with bus emergency exit windows, but no crashes.

Authorities state that speed is considered a causative factor in the crash.

More information about the fatal bus crash can be found at https://thomasjhenrylaw.com/blog/bus-accidents/bus-crash-leaves-two-dead-and-dozens-injured/.

Bus Accident Statistics

  • In 2014, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported approximately 11,000 bus accidents resulting in injuries.
    • 22,000 people were injured in these accidents
    • 281 people were killed in these accidents
  • There were 109 fatalities involving a crash with a school bus in 2014 — the most of any bus type.
    • 83 fatalities involving a transit bus
    • 47 fatalities involving a cross-country, intercity bus
    • 11 fatalities involving a van-based bus
  • Of the 281 fatalities in crashes involving a bus, 44 were occupants on a bus.
    • 79 pedestrians were killed in crashes involving a bus (27.8 percent of all bus-involved crash fatalities)

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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