A recent crash in West Haven, VT between a tour bus and a jackknifed tractor trailer claimed the life of a New Jersey man. According to news reports, the tour bus, driven by Darnell Hannah of Millstone, NJ, was en route to the Sugarbush and Stowe resorts when Hannah was suddenly confronted with a 53’
Ever hear a story and say to yourself “that can’t be true”? I had that experience recently while reading the news.
Reports out of Jersey City, NJ reveal that five passengers aboard a NJ Transit bus were injured when the bus was struck by a dump truck. Amazingly, when the bus driver honked at the…
Far too often, we hear news of a tragic bus accident that could have been avoided if proper care had been taken. The recent bus accident involving students from Bristol, Pennsylvania on a charter bus trip to Boston, Massachusetts is a prime example.
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Bus accident victims often suffer significant injuries which may be caused in part due to a lack of seat belts. I recently represented a woman who was seriously injured when the bus she was occupying was struck in the rear by another bus. The woman sustained a serious brain injury when she was thrown from her seat within the bus. Evidence in that case showed that the striking bus was negligent for its failure to keep a safe distance from the bus in front of it.
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Recently, in Pennsylvania as well as other states throughout the country, there have been numerous school bus accidents which have resulted in serious injuries and death. In Bucks County, Pennsylvania, a motorcyclist was killed after a collision with a school bus on March 22, 2012. And in Burlington County, New Jersey, an 11-year old girl was killed in a school bus accident on February 17, 2012.
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