On April 11, a charter bus crash in Irving, Texas killed three people and injured dozens more. The charter bus carried approximately 40 elderly people on their way to a scheduled outing at a Choctaw, Oklahoma casino. One of those killed was the organizer for the trip. The bus veered into a concrete barrier and flipped on its side, causing all lanes of traffic on State Highway 161 to be shut down, and nearly all of the passengers to be trapped inside the bus. Some passengers have even suffered loss of limbs and many remain hospitalized. Borchardt Law Firm is proud to represent the interests of these victims.
A DPS investigation has placed fault on the bus driver, according to The Dallas Morning News. In 1998, the driver was involved in an accident that killed a Good Samaritan helping a driver on the side of the road; he was ultimately not indicted on charges on criminally negligent homicide. In the Irving crash, the DPS has found no evidence of malfunction that could have caused the bus driver to lose control, and it has even been suggested that the driver may have blacked out before swerving across the highway. The driver, aged 65, has suffered broken ribs, a punctured lung, and several other injuries.
At least four lawsuits have already been filed; two by family members on behalf of their deceased loved ones, and two by surviving passengers. Borchardt Law Firm, LLP has years of experience representing victims of trucking accidents, catastrophic injury, and wrongful death. If you have a query relating to this accident or a similar disaster, don’t hesitate to contact Borchardt Law Firm to find out your legal rights.