Greyhound Bus Driver Charged with Felony in DUI Crash

Authorities have charged  31-year-old Erika Nixon with felony aggravated DUI in connection to a January crash in Jackson, Mississippi.

Information About the Greyhound Bus Crash

According to WLOX, Nixon was under the influence of alcohol when she lost control of a Greyhound bus on the southbound entrance ramp to I-55.

Upon arriving at the scene, authorities reported smelling alcohol on Nixon who later registered a .15 on a breathalyzer test. The legal limit for drivers of commercial vehicles is  .04.

Authorities removed all passengers from the bus and sent 22 of them to area hospitals for minor injuries.

Charges Were Upgraded to a Felony

Nixon was initially charged with misdemeanor DUI, but the charge was later upgraded to a felony.

Who Can Be Held Responsible For 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

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