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9 Injured in Bolingbrook Bus Crash

 

Nine people were injured Monday evening after a Pace bus collided with a car in Bolingbrook, Illinois.

Details of the Bolingbrook Bus Crash

According to WGN 9, the crash occurred at the intersection of Boughton Road and Winston Drive. After the initial impact, the bus left the roadway and crashed into a tree. The bus driver had to be extricated from the wreckage.

The bus driver suffered leg injuries and was transported to an area hospital. Eight bus passengers were also transported to the hospital with injuries.

The accident remains under investigation.

Bus Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation:

  • There were 4,311 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal crashes in 2015, which was an 8 percent increase from the previous year.
  • From 2005 to 2015, intercity buses accounted for 13 percent, and school buses and transit buses accounted for 41 percent and 33 percent, respectively, of all buses involved in crashes that were fatal.
  • Between 2014 and 2015, the number of buses involved in crashes that caused fatalities increased from 236 to 261, which is an increase of 11 percent.

Contact an Experienced Bus Accident Attorney

If you or your child have been injured in a bus accident, contact Thomas J. Henry. Our team of experienced bus accident attorneys are available to evaluate your claim 24/7, nights and weekends. Thomas J. Henry has the financial resources and the track record of winning that you need in a law firm. Contact us today for a free case review. Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan Antonio, Austin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide.

Seven Students Injured in Texas School Bus Crash

Seven elementary students were injured Tuesday afternoon when a Northwest School District school bus left the roadway and overturned.

Details of the Denton County School Bus Crash

According to the Herald Courier, the crash occurred around 3:15 pm on Farm Road 407, about 5 miles west of Justin, Texas.

The school bus was transporting 18 elementary-age children when it drifted off the roadway and overturned. The bus came to rest on its right side.

At least seven students were hospitalized following the wreck. Fortunately, none of their injuries are considered to be life-threatening. The remaining students were taken back to Justin Elementary School.

Many parents arrived to the elementary school after their children did not arrive home. One parent said her two sons normally get home around 3:20 pm, and she decided to call the school when the bus failed to arrive by 3:40 pm.

Bus Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation:

  • There were 4,311 large trucks and buses involved in fatal crashes in 2015, marking an 8 percent increase from the previous year.
  • From 2005 to 2015, intercity buses accounted for 13 percent of bus crashes, and school buses and transit buses accounted for 41 percent and 33 percent, respectively.
  • Between 2014 and 2015, the number of buses involved in crashes that caused fatalities increased from 236 to 261, which is an increase of 11 percent.

Contact an Experienced Bus Accident Attorney

If you or your child have been injured in a bus accident, contact Thomas J. Henry. Our team of experienced bus accident attorneys are available to evaluate your claim 24/7, nights and weekends. Thomas J. Henry has the financial resources and the track record of winning that you need in a law firm. Contact us today for a free case review. Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan Antonio, Austin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide.

NTSB Releases New Info in Deadly Baltimore School Bus Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released new details and photos which provide further insight into a deadly collision between a Baltimore school bus and an MTA bus that occurred more than a year ago.

New Details Includes 2,000 Pages of Documents and Photos Aftermath

According to CBS-WJZ, the fatal crash occurred on November 1, 2016, killing six and injuring at least a dozen others. Several survivors were left traumatized following the violent crash.

Investigators found that the driver of the school bus, Glenn Chappell, had a history of seizures and other medical conditions that should have prevented him from driving a commercial vehicle. They also found that he had been involved in several other crashes prior to the crash and that only eight days prior, coworkers had contacted 911 because they believed he was suffering a seizure.

The new report reveals that Chappell failed to report any medical issues to certified medical examiners and had a habit of denying his medical history.

Currently, doctors are not required to report seizures like those suffered by Chappell to the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration. The NTSB has suggested major reforms to the way the state vets school bus drivers.

Bus Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation:

  • There were 4,311 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal crashes in 2015, which was an 8 percent increase from the previous year.
  • From 2005 to 2015, intercity buses accounted for 13 percent, and school buses and transit buses accounted for 41 percent and 33 percent, respectively, of all buses involved in crashes that were fatal.
  • Between 2014 and 2015, the number of buses involved in crashes that caused fatalities increased from 236 to 261, which is an increase of 11 percent.

Contact an Experienced Bus Accident Attorney

If you or your child have been injured in a bus accident, contact Thomas J. Henry. Our team of experienced bus accident attorneys are available to evaluate your claim 24/7, nights and weekends. Thomas J. Henry has the financial resources and the track record of winning that you need in a law firm. Contact us today for a free case review. Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan Antonio, Austin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide.

High School Choir, Band Involved in Serious Bus Crash

A bus carrying band and choir groups from a North Carolina high school was involved in a serious crash while returning home from Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida.

Details of the Bus Crash

According to WRAL, the crash occurred near Walterboro, South Carolina Saturday evening.

The bus was transporting students and chaperones from Beddingfield High School’s band and choir. Riders were reported to have suffered cuts and bruises.

Preliminary reports indicate the bus was driving on Interstate 95 when it left the roadway before crashing into an embankment. Witnesses at the scene say the bus narrowly missed an oncoming tractor-trailer.

About 25 percent of the bus’s passengers remained in South Carolina into Sunday to be treated at Colleton Medical Center.

Bus Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation:

  • There were 4,311 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal crashes in 2015, which was an 8 percent increase from the previous year.
  • From 2005 to 2015, intercity buses accounted for 13 percent, and school buses and transit buses accounted for 41 percent and 33 percent, respectively, of all buses involved in crashes that were fatal.
  • Between 2014 and 2015, the number of buses involved in crashes that caused fatalities increased from 236 to 261, which is an increase of 11 percent.

Contact an Experienced Bus Accident Attorney

If you or your child have been injured in a bus accident, contact Thomas J. Henry. Our team of experienced bus accident attorneys are available to evaluate your claim 24/7, nights and weekends. Thomas J. Henry has the financial resources and the track record of winning that you need in a law firm. Contact us today for a free case review. Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan Antonio, Austin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide.

Lawsuit Filed in Fatal Bus Accident Involving Channelview ISD Band Students

A mother has filed a lawsuit in connection with a charter bus accident that left the bus driver dead and dozens of Channelview ISD band students injured. The bus was returning from Disneyland to Channelview, within the Houston metropolitan area, when it went off the road and into a ravine in Baldwin County, Alabama.

Channelview Bus Accident Lawsuit Seeks $1 Million

According to the Houston Chronicle, the lawsuit was filed against First Class Tours and a representative of the bus driver’s estate and is seeking $1 million in damages. The mother alleges her child suffered a severe head scalping injury in the accident and has developed post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

The bus was carrying more than 40 teenage children and members of the Channelview High School Band when it veered off the road and plunged 50 feet down a ravine. The driver of the school bus, Harry Calligone, was killed in the crash, and more than 34 people, most of whom were teenagers, were treated in hospitals for injuries that ranged from minor to very serious.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation, and an preliminary autopsy report did not rule out any underlying medical emergencies the driver may have experience in the moments preceding the accident.

Records from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) show that First Class Tours has been cited twice for unsafe driving violations. FMCSA records also show that First Class Tours bus drivers have been involved in four other crashes over the past two years, with one of those crashes resulting in a fatality.

Bus Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation:

  • There were 4,311 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal crashes in 2015, which was an 8 percent increase from the previous year.
  • From 2005 to 2015, intercity buses accounted for 13 percent, and school buses and transit buses accounted for 41 percent and 33 percent, respectively, of all buses involved in crashes that were fatal.
  • Between 2014 and 2015, the number of buses involved in crashes that caused fatalities increased from 236 to 261, which is an increase of 11 percent.

Contact an Experienced Bus Accident Attorney

If you or your child have been injured in a bus accident, contact Thomas J. Henry. Our team of experienced bus accident attorneys are available to evaluate your claim 24/7, nights and weekends. Thomas J. Henry has the financial resources and the track record of winning that you need in a law firm. Contact us today for a free case review. Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan Antonio, Austin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide.

6 Students Injured After Semi Crashes into Florida School Bus

At least six students were injured in Brooksville, Florida Wednesday morning after an 18-wheeler ran a red light and crashed into a school bus.

Details of the Brooksville School Bus Crash

According to WTSP, the collision occurred around 6:18 am near the intersection of Cortez Boulevard and Interstate 75. 18 children were aboard the bus en route to Hernando High School when the accident occurred.

The force of the collision caused the bus to overturn.

It is unclear if the driver of the truck sustained any injuries, and the accident remains under investigation.

Bus Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation:

  • There were 4,311 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal crashes in 2015, which was an 8 percent increase from the previous year.
  • From 2005 to 2015, intercity buses accounted for 13 percent, and school buses and transit buses accounted for 41 percent and 33 percent, respectively, of all buses involved in crashes that were fatal.
  • Between 2014 and 2015, the number of buses involved in crashes that caused fatalities increased from 236 to 261, which is an increase of 11 percent.

Contact an Experienced Bus Accident Attorney

If you or your child have been injured in a bus accident, contact Thomas J. Henry. Our team of experienced bus accident attorneys are available to evaluate your claim 24/7, nights and weekends. Thomas J. Henry has the financial resources and the track record of winning that you need in a law firm. Contact us today for a free case review. Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan Antonio, Austin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide.

One Killed in Texas Crash Involving Megabus

A motorist is dead following a crash involving a Megabus in Walker County on Tuesday.

Details of the Fatal Megabus Crash

According to reports, the fatal crash involved several vehicles and occurred on I-45 near FM 1375.

DPS troopers revealed that one person in a passenger vehicles was killed in the collision and at least one other was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

Officials say 75 people were on the Megabus when the collision occurred. The Megabus was traveling from Dallas to Houston.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

Bus Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation:

  • There were 4,311 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal crashes in 2015, which was an 8 percent increase from the previous year.
  • From 2005 to 2015, intercity buses accounted for 13 percent, and school buses and transit buses accounted for 41 percent and 33 percent, respectively, of all buses involved in crashes that were fatal.
  • Between 2014 and 2015, the number of buses involved in crashes that caused fatalities increased from 236 to 261, which is an increase of 11 percent.

Contact an Experienced Bus Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one have been injured in a bus accident, contact Thomas J. Henry. Our team of experienced bus accident attorneys are available to evaluate your claim 24/7, nights and weekends. Thomas J. Henry has the financial resources and the track record of winning that you need in a law firm. Contact us today for a free case review. Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan Antonio, Austin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide.

 

 

More than 40 Injured After Charter Bus Transporting Students Hits Long Island Overpass

A charter bus that was transporting high school students home from a spring break trip collided with an overpass in Long Island on Sunday, leaving more than 40 passengers injured.

Overpass Collision Leaves Top of Bus Mangled

According to FOX News, the accident occurred just after 9:00 PM Sunday on the Southern State Parkway in Lakeview. The bus was transporting 38 students from various Long Island high schools as well as five chaperones.

At least six of the passengers suffered serious injuries, and another 37 sustained minor injuries. Video footage and photos from the scene showed the roof of the bus had been crushed down to the top of the seat covers from front to rear. One student had to be extricated from the wreckage.

The bus had just picked up the students from Kennedy Airport and was en route to a shopping mall where the students were to meet with their parents.

Bus Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation:

  • There were 4,311 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal crashes in 2015, which was an 8 percent increase from the previous year.
  • From 2005 to 2015, intercity buses accounted for 13 percent, and school buses and transit buses accounted for 41 percent and 33 percent, respectively, of all buses involved in crashes that were fatal.
  • Between 2014 and 2015, the number of buses involved in crashes that caused fatalities increased from 236 to 261, which is an increase of 11 percent.

Contact an Experienced Bus Accident Attorney

If you or your child have been injured in a bus accident, contact Thomas J. Henry. Our team of experienced bus accident attorneys are available to evaluate your claim 24/7, nights and weekends. Thomas J. Henry has the financial resources and the track record of winning that you need in a law firm. Contact us today for a free case review. Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan Antonio, Austin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide.

MTA Bus Driver Runs Over, Kills Coworker in Queens

Officials are investigating an accident at a Queens bus depot in which a MTA bus driver ran over and killed a coworker.

About the Fatal Bus Depot Accident

According to WABC, an MTA employee was killed when he was struck by a bus at the College Point Depot on 28th Avenue in Flushing just before 10:30 am. The victim was identified as 59-year-old Stephen Livecchi.

A source told reporters that the bus was backing up when it ran over the victim, then drove forward, running over him again.

The incident is under investigation, and the bus driver has been interviewed. At this time, no criminality is suspected.

Bus Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation:

  • There were 4,311 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal crashes in 2015, which was an 8 percent increase from the previous year.
  • From 2005 to 2015, intercity buses accounted for 13 percent, and school buses and transit buses accounted for 41 percent and 33 percent, respectively, of all buses involved in crashes that were fatal.
  • Between 2014 and 2015, the number of buses involved in crashes that caused fatalities increased from 236 to 261, which is an increase of 11 percent.

Contact an Experienced Bus Accident Attorney

If you or your child have been injured in a bus accident, contact Thomas J. Henry. Our team of experienced bus accident attorneys are available to evaluate your claim 24/7, nights and weekends. Thomas J. Henry has the financial resources and the track record of winning that you need in a law firm. Contact us today for a free case review. Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan Antonio, Austin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide.

13 Injured in Los Angeles Bus Crash

At least 13 people were transported to the hospital Thursday after two buses collided on the 10 Freeway in East Los Angeles.

Details of the Los Angeles Bus Crash

According to ABC 7 News, the crash occurred in the eastbound lanes of the 10 Freeway near Soto Street around 10:30 a.m.

Preliminary reports say a car left the roadway and struck a tree before crossing back into traffic. In the backup caused by that accident, a Greyhound intercity bus rear-ended a Foothill Transit commuter bus.

13 ambulances responded to the accident, and roughly 40 people were assessed at the scene. 13 people were transported to area hospitals and at least one person was transported to an ambulance on a stretcher.

The crash remains under investigation.

Bus Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation:

  • There were 4,311 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal crashes in 2015, which was an 8 percent increase from the previous year.
  • From 2005 to 2015, intercity buses accounted for 13 percent, and school buses and transit buses accounted for 41 percent and 33 percent, respectively, of all buses involved in crashes that were fatal.
  • Between 2014 and 2015, the number of buses involved in crashes that caused fatalities increased from 236 to 261, which is an increase of 11 percent.

Contact an Experienced Bus Accident Attorney

If you or your child have been injured in a bus accident, contact Thomas J. Henry. Our team of experienced bus accident attorneys are available to evaluate your claim 24/7, nights and weekends. Thomas J. Henry has the financial resources and the track record of winning that you need in a law firm. Contact us today for a free case review. Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan Antonio, Austin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide.

 

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