It seems there are more and more bus accidents in the news. There have been school bus accidents, passenger van accidents, and commercial bus accidents. These accidents usually involved severe injuries and/or fatalities. Recently, Walton County had a significant vehicle collision occur. The accident injured twenty one people, with one of the passengers suffering serious injuries. The accident happened on Interstate 10 after the 2010 Ford bus crashed just west of U.S. Highway 331. According to FHP, the bus was traveling east when for some unknown reason it veered off the highway and hit two trees. The driver apparently lost control on a slight curve in the road. The bus was carrying 23 passengers ranging from 15 to 18 years old.
The bus, which sustained $10,000 in damage, was traveling with another bus and a passenger van from the church. The FHP report did not identify the church.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all those who were injured. We hope for a speedy recovery.
Bus accidents can occur for a number of different reasons and determine which entities may be responsible can be complex. If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident and you have questions, contact the personal injury attorneys at Brannon & Brannon. Allow our attorneys to help you secure the compensation you deserve.