The Accident Lawyers Network Blog
Friday, August 8, 2008
Texas Bus Crash Kills 14
Fourteen members of a Vietnamese church group were killed when their bus crashed in Sherman, Texas today. Police are unsure how many were injured, but 40 others were sent to the hospital, with at least six in critical condition.
The bus was traveling from the Houston area to a religious festival in Missouri when a tire reportedly blew. The bus tipped onto its side and skidded along a guard rail that spans a bridge before leaving the highway.
The injured were taken to several north Texas hospitals, as well as one in Durant, Oklahoma. Fire Chief Jeff Jones says that he saw crushing wounds and that very few of those on the bus were walking wounded.
This accident occurred less than a mile from the spot where a truck crossed the median and killed ten people about five years ago. This is the worst bus accident in Texas since a bus carrying nursing home residents caught fire and exploded as they were fleeing Hurricane Rita. Twenty-three died in that accident.
Labels: bus accidents
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