Eight people died and 44 others were injured after a charter bus heading from the Rio Grande Valley to Eagle Pass rolled over on a south Texas highway last Saturday. Seven people were pronounced dead at the scene, an eighth person died at a hospital, and the 44 others were transported to hospitals in the nearby Laredo and Dimmit Counties.
The crash on northbound Highway 83 in Webb County near the border with Mexico occurred at around 11:26 a.m. The OGA Charters passenger bus traveling from San Juan, Texas was on its way to the Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino. This fatal accident is under investigation by the Texas Department of Public Safety. Records noted that OGA Charters had reported no crashes in the last two years prior to Saturday. But six driver and vehicle inspections since 2014, found 15 total violations, ranging from driver records and hours they were on the road, to vehicle maintenance problems.
Benny Agosto, Jr. is a partner at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner in Houston, Texas. For over 65 years, Abraham Watkins has successfully represented injured people and families who fall victim to catastrophes, including bus accidents. Our attorneys have the knowledge, experience and resources necessary to obtain just compensation for their clients. If you or someone you know has been involved in a bus accident, please contact the office of Benny Agosto, Jr. at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner, by letter at 800 Commerce Street, Houston, Texas 77002, or by phone at (713) 222-7211.