The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a bus crash that involved two passenger buses and a semi-truck that occurred on December 21, 2016. Thirteen people were taken to the hospital.
The accident, which involved a Megabus, happened at 10:30 p.m. about fifty miles south of Dallas. The Megabus was en route to Dallas from San Antonio and had picked up passengers from Austin along the way. With traffic already slowed down due to construction, the Megabus slammed into the back of a semi-truck while travelling north on Interstate 35 in the town of Milford between Waco and Dallas. The semi-truck was pushed into the back of another passenger bus as a result of being struck by the Megabus.
The Megabus had 38 people onboard at the time of the wreck. The other bus had 48 people onboard. Since passenger buses transport high volumes of people, the potential for disaster when bus drivers fail to drive with care is extremely high. With an increased number of travelers on the road during the holiday season, it becomes that much more important for bus drivers-and all drivers-to exercise caution on the roadways. Fortunately, the thirteen people taken to the hospital after this crash only suffered minor injuries and disaster was averted.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bus accident, it is important to understand your right to recover. The law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner can assist with your claim. Call us today at 713-244-5464 or 1-888-261-9134 for your free consultation.