Recently, in a houston metro bus accident, several individuals were injured in southeast Houston. A Houston Metro bus was involved in a crash on Almeda Genoa on Tuesday around 1 p.m. The multiple vehicle accident occurred near the Gulf Freeway and was set off when a Metro bus rear-ended the first car. The first car then rear-ended the second car. The second car then hit a parked truck.
Early Monday morning, a Houston Independent School District school bus was in an accident with a concrete truck. The bus crash happened around 6:00 a.m. near Mykawa at Schumier Road. The truck flipped over onto its side in a ditch. There were 2 children on the bus, but only the bus driver went to the hospital. Truck accidents like this one most likely could have been avoided.
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.
When school buses are involved in car accidents in Houston, a whole community holds its collective breath. A recent accident led to nine schoolchildren being sent to Houston Northwest Medical Center, but fortunately all the injuries appeared to be minor.
This blog has written extensively about Houston area city and school buses getting into accidents that endanger the lives of their passengers, pedestrians and other cars. What this blog hasn't discussed too much is the rise in low-cost passenger buses like Megabus and Bolt as a transportation alternative to air and rail travel.
This blog has written extensively about reckless bus drivers in the Houston area who have put their passengers' safety at risk by driving recklessly. Details are still sketchy, but an accident that happened earlier today involving a Houston Metro bus may not be the driver's fault.
Just last week this blog reported on a fatal accident involving a Houston Metro bus that struck and killed a pedestrian as he was crossing the street. Houston residents should be shocked to find out that another bus driver has been fired after putting more people's safety at risk.
When Houston residents rely on public transportation, they expect public transportation employees to operate with a certain level of respect for public safety. People should not have to fear for their safety when they want to use a bus or a subway.
On more than one occasion this blog has had to report on Houston-area school buses becoming involved in accidents. On one occasion the bus driver was at fault, and on another occasion the buses were hit by other drivers. But the common factor in both cases was that the children were not at fault, but their safety was the most compromised.
This blog has previously reported on school bus crashes in the Houston area, and unfortunately they continue to happen. When parents put their child on a bus in the morning, they shouldn't have to worry about putting their child's safety at risk. But sometimes the accident can be caused by other drivers hitting a school bus, and they will be the ones held responsible.