A few weeks ago, a story about a serious crash involving a bus in Pennsylvania made national headlines. Several people were killed and about 60 were seriously injured when a bus went off the road and crashed into several large trucks. Investigators pledged to discover as many details as they could about the bus accident, and have recently shared news of some new clues in the case.
On the morning the accident occurred, snow was falling on the Pennsylvania highway. Authorities say that the speed limit is usually 70 mph, but signs along the highway advised drivers to travel at a lower speed. Though it remains unclear exactly how fast the bus was traveling when the driver lost control and veered off the road, it has been confirmed that the driver and at least two passengers died in the crash.
Almost every passenger on board suffered serious injury. The bus was meant to carry 57 passengers, but it is now obvious the number of passengers exceeded this number. Authorities are now investigating the company that chartered the bus to find out if there is sufficient evidence of negligent operation.
A person injured in a Pennsylvania bus accident may feel overwhelmed and helpless. A victim may struggle to deal with the sudden onslaught of medical bills, loss of wages due to inability to work, lasting pain and suffering, emotional trauma and loss or damage to personal property that may have been on the bus. A victim that is considering a lawsuit against the party or parties believed responsible can consult an attorney regarding the options for legal recourse.