Three seniors killed on Texas highway when bus overturns
Whether or not people in Texas think about it, bus passengers put their lives in the hands of their bus driver when they go on a trip. Of course, in the vast majority of cases, most bus trips end without incident. However, a recent bus full of senior citizens on its way to a casino crashed in Irving, killing three elderly women.
According to authorities, the contributing factor to the accident was that the bus failed to stay in its lane -- not that it blew a tire as initially speculated. Instead, officials believe the bus driver may have blacked out, leading to the motor vehicle accident.
Already, lawsuits have been filed alleging negligence on the part of the bus driver and the bus company. Two women -- an 81-year-old and a 69-year-old -- died as a result of the accident, in which the bus flipped over after striking a concrete barrier. A third woman, 83, appeared to be recovering from the crash but passed away a few days later.
According to reports, the bus driver was involved in a fatal accident 15 years earlier when he struck a pedestrian at the scene of an accident on the side of the road. However, investigators said that incident wouldn't have any bearing on the current case.
When people are injured or killed as a result of the negligence of others, there may be a desire to recover compensation as a result. Personal injury attorneys can help evaluate the case of someone who has been hurt, or work with a family who has lost a loved one, to determine the next steps.