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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.

 

One Dead, 10 Injured in Montgomery County Bus Crash

At least 10 people were injured and one person has died following a collision involving a passenger bus on Thursday.

Details of the Montgomery County Bus Crash

According to WUSA 9, the bus crash occurred in Rockville, Maryland Thursday night around 8 pm.

Preliminary reports indicate bus and multiple cars collided at the intersection of Norbeck road and Avery Road. The driver of one of the cars was trapped in his vehicle and died shortly after arriving to the hospital.

No information on those involved in the crash has been released, and the crash remains under the 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, for 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, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide.

Driver Killed, Several Texas Students Injured in Alabama Bus Crash

One person is dead and several others are injured after a bus carrying high school band members home to Texas from Disney World ran off the road and into a 50-foot deep ravine in Alabama on Tuesday.

Details of the Fatal Bus Crash

According to the Chicago Tribune, the crash occurred along Interstate 10 in Baldwin County at around 5:30 am. The bus was transporting Channelview High School band students back to Harris County after a visit to Disney World.

The depth of the ravine and the severity of the damage to the bus presented unique difficulties to responders, and several passengers had to be cut from the wreckage. Helicopters also responded to the scene.

About 45 people were on the bus when the crash occurred. The driver was killed in the accident, and 34 people, most of whom were teenagers, were treated in hospitals for injuries that ranged from minor to very serious.

It is currently unclear what caused the bus to leave the road and travel into the ravine. The bus charter company which owns the bus, First Class Tours of Houston, announced they are cooperating with authorities and pledged to help with the crash 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, for 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, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide.

 

14 Sent to Hospital After Missouri Bus Crashes into Car

More than a dozen people were sent the hospital after a Kansas City bus crashed into a car at an intersection on Friday.

Details of the Kansas City Bus Crash

According to KCTV 5, the crash occurred at the intersection of E. 25th and Charlotte Street at around 11:30 am. Early reports indicate the bus broadsided a Ford Fusion, though it is unclear who had the right of way.

At least 11 ambulances were ordered to the scene, and 14 people were sent to the hospital.

Among those in the Fusion were a 2-year-old and a woman; fortunately, neither was believed to be injured in the collision.

At least one person, a 50-year-old man, was seriously injured and was rushed into surgery around 12:30 pm.

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, for 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, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide.

 

 

One Dead After Garbage Truck Collides Head-On with NJ Transit Bus

One person is dead following a head-on collision between a transit bus and a garbage truck in New Jersey on Tuesday.

Details of the New Jersey Bus Crash

According to NBC New York, the fatal crash occurred on Springfield Avenue in Maplewood at around 1 pm. No passengers were on the bus at the time of the accident, but the driver of the bus was pronounced dead after undergoing surgery.

The driver of the truck and three passengers were taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

First responders and law enforcement vehicle remained at the scene through the afternoon to clear the scene.

It is unclear if either vehicle was traveling on the wrong side of the road at the time of the accident.

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, for 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, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide.

 

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