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VIA bus accident, possible wrongful death case

On Behalf of | Sep 3, 2013 | Wrongful Death |

Early this morning an elderly man died are the result of getting hit by a VIA bus. The man was a pedestrian walking near Columbus Park downtown. The pedestrian accident happened on San Saba Street, near West Martin Street.  San Antonio Police report that the man was walking on San Sabe. The police state that the bus was headed toward I-10. It was on that road where the man was hit by the bus and died. Is this a wrongful death case?

The bus driver was not arrested. We expect that there will be a further investigation into the bus driver. I suspect that the victim’s family may also have questions on whether this is a wrongful death case.

Our hearts go out to this man’s friends and family.

We wonder how this bus accident could have been avoided. Did the bus driver fail to keep a proper look out? Was he speeding? Did he fail to keep a proper look out? Was fatigue involved? Was alcohol or drugs involved? These are some of the many questions that an experienced personal injury attorney will ask when investigating the liability of the driver.

It is possible that the victim suffered from internal injuries, a head injury along with neck and back injuries. We wish that many victims did not have any pain and suffering at the time of death. However, often that is not the case. The victim’s family, if they wish, may be entitled to compensation.

If you have questions, feel free to contact a lawyer at 713-572-4900.

  – Article By Richard Weaver


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