A bus accident in Columbia, Missouri has resulted in the death of one man. The accident happened on Monday morning when a 66-year-old man attempted to cross the street near the university’s campus. At approximately 8 a.m., the man was struck on Stadium Boulevard as a bus turned onto the street. According to the authorities, the pedestrian was using a crosswalk and the bus driver is guilty of failing to yield. The bus was transporting eight passengers, and none of them suffered any injuries. The bus driver is a 22-year-old male who was employed part-time. He has been placed on unpaid leave while the investigation is being conducted. Authorities do not believe drugs or alcohol were factors in the accident.
Bus accidents can have serious results not only because of the size of the vehicle but also because of the amount of passengers a bus can transport. Operating a bus is a large responsibility that should not be taken lightly. Without the full attention of the driver, a collision with another vehicle or pedestrian could occur. There are thousands of victims of bus accidents that happen each year and those individuals should explore their options in seeking compensation for their damages.
The personal injury attorneys at the St. Louis law firm Meyerkord & Kurth have handled thousands of accident cases, including bus accidents. We will work to determine the cause and party responsible for your accident, then fight to hold them accountable for your damages. Our attorneys are passionate about assisting victims with recovering the maximum compensation available while supporting them throughout the process. Contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.