Second Lawsuit Filed Over Fatal Texas Charter Bus Crash


Posted on 19th April 2013 by gjohnson in Uncategorized

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A second passenger who was injured in a Texas bus crash that killed two people has filed suit against the bus operator, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

The latest lawsuit was filed Wednesday by Patricia Markham in Tarrant County civil court, and it alleges that Cardinal Coach Line Inc. and its bus driver were negligent, the newspaper reported.

Markham just got out of a Dallas hospital where she was sent after last week’s accident, when a bus headed for a casino in Oklahoma veered across a highway in Irving, Texas, hit a concrete barriers and turned over on it side. Two passengers were killed.

On Monday passenger Charlotte Reed filed a negligence suit stemming from the accident, the Star-Telegram reported. She had three broken ribs from the crash.

Markham’s lawsuit charges that bus driver Loyd Rieve didn’t control his speed, didn’t brake and didn’t inspect the bus before driving it, according to the Star-Telegram.

The suit also claims that Cardinal Coach didn’t inspect the bus and that it hired unfit employees, as well as not installing “proper parts,” tires included, on the vehicle, the newspaper reported.


Texas Charter Bus Crash Kills 2, Injures 41


Posted on 11th April 2013 by gjohnson in Uncategorized

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Two people were killed and 41 others were injured when a charter bus crashed Thursday morning in Irving, Texas, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

The bus was traveling on Texas 161 at Belt Line Road when it suddenly veered right and struck a rubber barrier, the newspaper reported. It then moved to the left, going across two lanes and then hitting a concrete barrier, falling on its side. According to the Star-Telegram, one passenger said the bus may have had a tire blowout, causing the crash.

The two fatalities were passengers Paula Hahn, 69, of Fort Worth and Sue Taylor, 81, of Hurst, the newspaper said. They were pronounced dead at the scene.

Other passengers were taken to local hospitals, with four in critical condition.

The bus was on its way to the Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, Okla., and its passengers were mostly senior citizens, according to the Star-Telegram.

The bus was operated by Cardinal Coach Lines of Grand Prairie.

The National Safety Transportation Board is investigating the accident.




Bus Rollover In Texas Injures All 21 Passengers


Posted on 10th July 2011 by gjohnson in Uncategorized


A charter bus in Texas flipped over early Friday morning, and all 21 of its passengers had to be treated for injuries at local hospitals, CNN reported.

Two of the passengers on the Mares Bus Lines vehicle, which had come from Mexico, sustained head injuries and were transported by helicopter to University Hospital in San Antonio. Several other passengers were airlifted to hospitals in Austin, including a 4-year-old girl who had a broken leg . She was was taken to Dell Children’s Medical Center, according to CNN.

The accident took place near San Marcos, Texas, at 4:30 a.m. Friday. The charter bus started veering off Interstate 35, and “the driver overcorrected and the bus turned over,” according to CNN.

The bus was traveling to Dallas, Chicago and Des Moines.   

Texas Bus Accident Injures 19, With One Woman In A Coma


Posted on 3rd July 2011 by gjohnson in Uncategorized

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 There have been a seemingly endless series of bus crashes this year, with the latest one happening in Texas, sending 19 people to the hospital.

Friday morning’s accident took place on Interstate 35 in San Marcos, Texas, according to the American-Statesman of Austin. The bus was going north at 4:15 a.m. when it went off the road. The driver “overcorrected,” the paper said, and the bus tipped over on its side.

As a result of the accident, one woman who sustained head and neck injuries was placed in a medically induced coma. She was on life support. In addition, a 4-year-old girl had to have her leg amputated. Nineteen people were hospitalized.

The bus was en route from Dallas to Laredo. It is owned by Mares Bus Lines Inc. of Dallas.

The Austin newspaper reported that the bus company during the past two years had received a number of citations,m including some for driver fatigue and unsafe drriving, from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.