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Church Bus Driver Causes Fiery Crash

Corpus Christi Injury Lawyers

One person is dead and four others are injured as a result of a church bus crash in Charlotte, North Carolina.

About the Church Bus Accident

According to WSOC-TV, the fatal bus crash occurred on I-77 at the West Boulevard exit around 2:15 pm Sunday.

The driver, Scott Gary Lewis, was trying to get over and off the interstate when he rammed the bus into the median fence. This caused the bus to catch on fire. Daisy Withers, 87, was killed in the crash.

Lewis will be charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle.

Car Fire Statistics

It is actually extremely rare for a car to catch fire in a crash. When cars catch fire it is typically from a mechanical issue, in fact only about 3 percent of car fires are caused solely by crashes. Less than 1 percent of crashes will cause a fire.

National Traffic Accident Statistics

According to the latest available data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • 35,485 people were killed in auto accidents in the United States in 2016, marking a 5.6-percent increase from 2015.
  • Of those killed in auto accidents in 2016:
    • 22,639 were occupants of passenger vehicles
    • 5,495 were pedestrians
    • 5,029 were motorcyclists
    • 829 were pedalcyclists
    • 665 were occupants of large trucks
    • 235 were listed as other or unknown
  • Injury estimates for the year have not yet been made available.

Contact an Experienced Auto Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one have been injured in a car crash, contact Thomas J. Henry. Our experienced auto accident attorneys have experience handling a multitude of injury accidents, no matter how severe the crash or injury. You may be entitled to compensation for your damages if another driver acted negligently. Our firm has the experienced lawyers and financial resources that you need to achieve the real results you deserve.

Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan AntonioAustin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Call us today for a free case review — attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends. If you cannot make it to our office, we can visit you at your home, in the hospital, or at work.

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