A tour bus accident in San Francisco has caused six individuals to sustain critical injuries. The accident happened on Friday when a double decker bus was traveling along Post Street and crashed into several vehicles. According to witnesses, the driver of the bus was speeding through downtown and driving erratically. The bus struck a pedestrian and then collided with several vehicles and scaffoldings near a construction site. 20 individuals were transported to local hospitals and authorities stated that 6 of those injured were listed in critical condition with life-threatening injuries. The police are investigating the accident to determine the cause and are investigating the possibility of DUI.
Bus accidents do not occur as frequently as auto accidents involving passenger vehicles due to there being more passenger vehicles on the roadways. However, when a bus accident does happen the number of injuries and fatalities are greater because buses can transport several passengers. Like all auto accidents, bus accidents can be caused by dangerous roadways, mechanical defects, and reckless driving. All auto accidents should be thoroughly investigated to determine who is liable and how to recover compensation for damages. Injured individuals will likely sustain physical, financial, and emotional damages and an experienced St. Louis bus accident attorney should be consulted to assist in obtaining compensation for such damages.
The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth have over 100 years of legal experience and have handled thousands of accident cases. Our attorneys will fight to hold any negligent party accountable while recovering the maximum compensation you deserve. Contact us for a free consultation today.