Details of Fatal Bus-Pedestrian Accident
The accident occurred feet away from Market Square Park in downtown Houston at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Milam Street. A METRO bus was turning onto Milam when it hit a pedestrian.
Officials are currently unsure if the man was in or near a crosswalk at the time of the collision, according to KPRC2. Surveillance video from the bus will be used to determine where the pedestrian stood.
No passengers were present on the bus at the time of the crash. KPRC2 reports that officials are talking to potential witnesses to help determine the cause of the crash.
Company Vehicle Accidents
Companies are generally responsible for the actions of their employees when their employees are acting as agents for the company. This means that when a company vehicle is involved in an accident, the driver and/or company may be liable for damages. The driver may be responsible if negligence played a role in the accident.
Additionally, employers may be liable for:
- Negligent Supervision
- Failure to Verify Proper Licensing/Certification
- Negligent Hiring Practices
- Failure to Properly Train Drivers
- Failure to Maintain Vehicle