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Houston authorities cite bad lane change in fatal bus crash

On busy city freeways in Houston and across the country, a fatal accident can happen in the blink of an eye, and can change lives forever. Loss of limb, brain trauma, and spinal cord damage are some of the injuries that can occur in a car crash. Another driver’s negligence can result in losses that cannot be recovered, as well as years of adjustment and rehabilitation for survivors. When the unthinkable happens, a driver or other party may be found responsible for the wrongful death of a victim after an accident.


 An investigation is underway in a recent highway accident involving a school bus. The driver of a passenger vehicle apparently made an unsafe lane change according to authorities.  The bus, which was transporting students, then fell from the overpass after it was hit by the car. Authorities also indicated that the bus driver may have overcorrected, leading to the loss of control.


Despite the fact that the bus had seat belts, two students were seriously injured and two other students died. No citation has been issued to the other driver, who apparently was trying to avoid a collision with a vehicle she thought was moving over into her lane. It is uncertain whether the other vehicle was drifting. The bus driver was also injured.


It can be challenging for people to sort out the facts and move on after they have been injured or have suffered the loss of a loved one in a motor vehicle accident. If you or someone close to you has been involved in a crash, you may benefit from speaking to an attorney with experience in dealing with financial and personal loss after an accident.


Source: Houston Chronicle,“2 Houston ISD students dead, 2 others and bus driver injured as school bus plummets from 610 Loop,Dale Lezon and Ericka Mellon, Sept. 15, 2015

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