Four people were injured in Austin Thursday night after a Jeep collided with a car, then hit a Capital Metro bus.
Details of the Austin Bus Accident
According to KVUE, the crash occurred around 11:30 pm near the intersection of East 15th Street and San Jacinto Boulevard.
The events that led to the crash are still under investigation, but the accident did happen at a stoplight.
Six people were traveling in the Jeep at the time of the accident, four of them were transported to the hospital.
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
Injured in a Bus Crash? Contact Thomas J. Henry Law
If you have been injured in a crash with a bus, contact Thomas J. Henry Law to speak with an experienced Austin company vehicle accident lawyer. We are available 24/7, nights and weekends, to assist you with your claim.
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