Fifty passengers on board a Greyhound bus traveling through Oklahoma City en route to Memphis were surprised when the bus they were riding on collided with a street sweeper. Twelve of the Greyhound passengers were taken to the hospital for treatment as well as the bus and street sweeper drivers. A second Greyhound driver took over the remaining route, driving through the night to get the remaining travelers back to Memphis.
The remainder of the trip was less than enjoyable for many riders, who were shaken up by the crash and unable to sleep during the overnight ride. The cause of the crash is under investigation and Greyhound reports that it has every intention of cooperating with authorities. It’s been confirmed that the driver was awake at the time of the I-40 bus crash, but whether or not he or she was paying attention to the road ahead or distracted by a phone or something else has not been determined.
Regardless of where injuries occur, those who are hurt in a motor vehicle accident because of another person’s negligence have a right to recover for their losses. If you’ve been injured in a commuter bus accident, a private or charter bus accident or in another type of motor vehicle accident outside of Tennessee, the first thing that most people want to do is get home. Get home to where they feel safe and to see their family.
The last thing many want to do is return to where the accident happened. And you may not have to. A Memphis motor vehicle accident lawyer can help you work with or fight the insurance company, the commercial transportation company or the at-fault driver as necessary right here, from Tennessee. Each car accident, bus collision or truck wreck is unique. Your Memphis attorney can explain what will happen in your specific case, including whether any return trips will need to be made as your case for recovery progresses.
Source: WMCTV.com, “Greyhound passengers return to Memphis after crash in Oklahoma,” 4 January 2012