A bus accident has left two people dead in a section of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. According to Port Authority Police, the accident occurred at approximately 2:20 p.m. when a vehicle struck an individual in a wheelchair near the intersection of Centre Avenue and Allequippa Street. Witnesses claim that the man in a wheelchair and another individual had exited a bus when a black SUV struck the wheelchair bound man. The impact caused the man to be pushed underneath the bus, and the second person, a female, attempted to help him when she was struck by the bus. Both individuals were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Authorities are conducting a full investigation into the accident.
Bus accidents can result in serious injuries and deadly results mostly due to the number of passengers a bus can transport. Similar to all types of auto accidents, bus accidents can be caused by numerous factors and should be fully investigated to determine a cause and liability. While the driver could be responsible for the accident, the bus company may also be held accountable for the injuries victims sustain. Any individual injured in an auto accident will likely incur medical costs, lost wages if time off work is required, and emotional damages.
The skilled St. Louis bus accident attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth will work diligently to recover the maximum compensation for your damages. Our attorneys have handled thousands of accident cases and will use their knowledge and skill to hold all negligent parties accountable. If you have been injured in a bus accident, contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.