Law enforcement is investigating a crash involving a prisoner transport bus near George West. Several injuries have been reported.
Details of the George West Bus Crash
According to KIII-TV, the crash occurred around 7:40 am Friday as the Texas Department of Criminal Justice bus was transporting more than 40 prisoners to the Dominguez Unit in San Antonio.
The Corpus Christi Fire Department’s AMBUS responded to the scene. Several prisoners were taken to nearby hospitals.
The accident remains under investigation and the story is developing.
Bus Accident Statistics
- According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), 3,978 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal crashes.
- The number of injury crashes involving buses and large trucks increased by 55 percent between 2009 and 2014.
- From 2004 to 2014, intercity bus accidents accounted for 13 percent of all fatal bus crashes. School buses accounted for 41 percent and transit buses accounted for 33 percent.
Who Can Be Held Responsible in 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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