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Driver involved in two separate fatal bus accidents

| Apr 25, 2013 | Car Accidents |

The driver of a fatal bus accident that occurred in northern Texas also was involved in another fatal bus accident in 1998. During the most recent incident, the 65-year-old male driver was operating a bus with 46 passengers when he allegedly swerved the bus into a center median on a highway in Irving. This car accident resulted in the death of two individuals and injuries to several dozen. The bus driver was injured and received treatment in the ICU of a local hospital as a result of this accident.

According to court records, the bus driver was also behind the wheel of a bus that was involved in a fatal accident in 1998. A 22-year-old man was providing aid at the scene of an accident near Dallas when the bus driver’s vehicle struck and killed the pedestrian. The driver was not indicted on a negligent homicide charge as a result of the 1998 incident. 

  – Article By Richard Weaver

The family of the 22-year-old victim in the 1998 accident filed a civil lawsuit against the driver as well as against the driver’s employer. They claimed that the bus company should have known of his incompetence behind the wheel. The jury found that the company was negligent for employing the driver, but they failed to award damages because they found that the pedestrian was mostly at fault.

A personal injury lawsuit could be filed by those who are victims of a car accident such as this one, and a lawsuit could be filed against the driver or the company that a driver is working for. This may provide victims with punitive damages that could cover their expenses related to the accident. Individuals who are interested in exploring their rights could contact a Houston personal injury lawyer.

Source: The Washington Post, “Driver in North Texas bus accident that killed 2 also drove in fatal accident in 1998,” Associated Press 

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