Semi-Truck Collides with Tour Bus
A tour bus was traveling in Texas with members of a rock band on board when it was involved in a collision with a tractor trailer on a recent Thursday. The truck accident resulted in two fatalities and injuries to multiple passengers. The Texas Department of Public Safety stated that the fatal crash occurred at approximately 9:15 a.m.
The private bus was carrying 10 members of the popular rock band “The Ghost Inside” when the accident occurred. For reasons yet unknown to authorities, the bus, traveling in a westbound lane, somehow struck the tractor trailer in the eastbound lane of traffic. Both the truck driver and the bus driver were killed in the accident.
The 10 passengers traveling on the bus were each injured and transported to area hospitals for treatment. The surviving family members of the truck driver would likely be entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits through his employment. Apart from those benefits, however, grounds may exist for a civil lawsuit against the bus driver’s estate, as well as his employer.
This is certainly not the first truck accident resulting in fatalities in Texas, nor will it be the last. In situations where one of the motorists involved is found responsible in negligently causing an accident, injured victims are able to pursue legal action if they wish to seek compensation for damages they have sustained. In circumstances where the driver who caused the accident is among the fatalities, a claim can be filed against his or her estate. Spouses or other immediate family members of deceased victims may act on behalf of their loved ones in court. Injured victims would have a similar right to pursue personal injury claims for financial losses.
Source: dfw.cbslocal.com, “Head-On Rock Band Crash On Texas Highway Leaves 2 Dead, 10 Hurt“, Nov. 20, 2015