The Accident Lawyers Network Blog
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Two Accidents in Peru Kill and Injure Dozens
Although Peru, like many places, seems worlds away from here, one of the inevitable tragedies we share is vehicle accidents. The difference is that, due to the road conditions and high-mountain passes snaking through the Andes, Peru's road accidents are deadlier due to sheer number. The U.S. loses thousands of people a year in accidents, and we have our fair share of accidents involving buses and trucks, but we don't have near the number of people riding buses on a daily basis that shouldn't be on these roads in the first place.
Recently, a tour bus traveling back to Las Vegas, Nevada, plunged off the road and killed eight tourists. However, in less than 24 hours, a bus in Peru left the road and plunged into a gorge, killing 12 and injuring 39, and two buses hit a semi-truck early Tuesday, killing 14 and injuring 57.
Reading through the news, one can find these incredible pile-ups across the world. This is mostly due to mode of travel. While more people travel by bus in Peru than they do in the U.S., more people travel by motorcycle in the Philippines. And it was recently announced that motorcycle accidents are the leading cause of death on roadways in that country.
What stays the same across the world are the reasons these vehicles crash. There are drivers who drive too fast on unsafe roads, drivers who aren't paying attention, weather, light, faulty mechanics, and more. In this way, victims of accidents across the world share something in common.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident, bus accident, or truck accident, please contact an experienced personal injury lawyer in your area. You may also find that this lawyer accepts cases nationwide.
posted by Neil at 9:55 AM
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