In Massachusetts, an investigation is taking place into a bus crash that occured last Sunday night in Grafton. Five people were injured and taken to UMass Medical Center in Worcester.
The bus, carrying 30 passengers, was headed to the Mohegan Sun casino when its driver crashed through a Massachusetts Turnpike guardrail and stopped in the woods. The reason for why the bus went off the road is unclear. Bus driver Jian Kang Chen works for Sunshine Travel Services. The Massachusetts bus company has offices in Quincy and Boston.
Sunday was a tough time in general for Massachusetts drivers to be on the road. Due to heavy snow, a winter advisory was issued that lowered the speed limit on Massachusetts highways to 40 mph. Throughout the state, snowfall was between 4 and 6 inches.
Bus accidents can result in serious injuries for passengers, who usually are not wearing seatbelts, as well as any other motorists and pedestrians involved in the collision.
Many buses are common carriers. This means that bus drivers must exercise even greater caution than other motorists to make sure that their passengers and other people on the roads are safe.
If you are injured in a Massachusetts bus accident, there are steps that an experienced Boston personal injury lawyer can take to successfully pursue financial recovery on your behalf if another party was negligent. Not only can a negligent bus driver or bus operator be held financially responsible for your personal injury or your loved one’s wrongful death, but the manufacturer of a defective bus or another driver may also be liable.
Bus Accident Facts:
• Some 360 million people ride buses every year.
• There are at least 30,000 commercial buses that travel on US roads.
Bus crashes in Grafton, Boston.com, January 19, 2009
Inquiry launched into Pike bus crash, Boston.com, January 20, 2009
Related Web Resource:
Sunshine Travel Services
The best way to explore your legal options and all avenues of recovery is to contact our Boston bus accident law firm to discuss your Massachusetts personal injury case.