During the early hours of Friday, a charter bus accident claimed the lives of six individuals and injured several more. According to Arkansas State Troopers, a charter bus traveling from Monroe, Michigan to Laredo, Texas crashed along Interstate 40 in North Little Rock. At approximately 1 a.m., the bus veered off the roadway near the interchange for Highway 167 and the bus collided with an abutment. There were 22 passengers onboard the bus and the impact caused three individuals to be ejected. Authorities confirmed that six individuals were killed in the crash. The accident is under investigation to determine a cause.
Auto accidents involving buses can result in more injuries and fatalities than other types of auto accidents due to the bus being capable of transporting more passengers. Bus accidents can be caused by the same factors of a car accident that include negligent and reckless driving, dangerous roadways, and mechanical defects. In the event that a driver is responsible for an auto accident, they may face criminal charges and loss of employment depending on the cause of the crash. All individuals injured in auto accidents should receive a full investigation to determine liability and cause.
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