More Than a Dozen Injured After Passenger Bus Rear Ends Semi-Truck
Have you ever been involved in an auto accident? Were you hurt in that accident? Maybe your injuries weren’t severe and you just decided to move on and let it go. Perhaps, your injuries were bad, but they eventually got better. Or maybe, on the other hand, you are still feeling the affects of an auto accident years after it happened. If you have been involved in a car accident and you suffered any kind of injury, then you should speak with a personal injury lawyer. Even if you don’t think your injuries are bad enough now, they could get worse over time.
Recently, nearly 20 people were injured after the passenger bus they were riding in was involved in a serious accident. The crash occurred when the double decker bus slammed into the back of a semi-truck that had come to a stop on a freeway in Indiana, while en route from Chicago to Atlanta. The truck had stopped due to construction in the area and the bus driver apparently failed to stop in time to avoid a collision.
There were 63 passengers on the bus and 19 of those people were hurt. While none of the passengers’ injuries appeared to be life-threatening all of the injured people were take to nearby hospitals for evaluation. The cause of the crash is still under investigation and authorities did not know why the 50-year-old female driver of the bus failed to stop along with the other vehicles around her. The bus company is working with authorities and according to reports the bus will undergo an inspection to determine if there were any mechanical issues.
Any kind of motor vehicle accident is unpleasant, and at their worst, they can be tragic. We know that some accidents are simply accidents that no one can control. However, we also deal with accidents involving negligent or careless drivers every day. When someone makes a poor decision that causes someone else to be injured then the person responsible should be liable for his or her actions. No one should ever have to go through the loss, pain and suffering, which can accompany an accident caused by negligence. That’s why it’s important for you to speak with an experienced Rockford, IL personal injury lawyer if you have been hurt in an auto accident. Please contact the law offices of Brassfield Krueger & Ramlow today if you or a loved one has been hurt in a crash. Click here or call us at 815-315-9845.