Transportes Del Norte Bus Crash Near Weimar Kills 2, Injures At Least 30
Earlier today, two people were killed and at least another 30 were injured when a bus slammed into the back of an 18-wheeler near Weimar, Texas.
The bus, owned by Transportes del Norte–a company that shuttles people from Mexico to numerous U.S. destinations, was on its way to North Carolina when the fatal accident occurred.
According to officials, the Weimar bus accident was caused by the bus driver when he failed to control his speed when entering a construction zone.
As a result of driving too fast, he collided with the rear end of a big rig forcing the rig to strike a car and then an SUV.
Both the bus driver and one of his passengers were pronounced dead at the scene.
Those injured in the wreck were taken to area hospitals, located in La Grange and Columbus, for emergency treatment.
As a result of the wreck, I-10 eastbound was closed for several hours before finally being reopened to traffic this afternoon.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families in the wake of this terrible tragedy.
This bus accident, like so many others before it, should never have happened.
All too often, poorly-trained and over-worked bus drivers are responsible for horrible crashes as a result of either tiredness or inattention to the road.
Our law firm prides itself on holding companies like Transportes Del Norte responsible for ALL of the harms they have caused.
In fact, Zehl & Associates recovered the #1 largest accident verdict ever awarded against Greyhound Bus Company, the biggest bus company in the country, for driver negligence in the run up to a 2007 rollover crash.
If you or a loved one have any questions regarding your rights or options in the wake of this terrible bus wreck, do not hesitate to contact our office for a free, confidential consultation.