Our Michigan bus accident attorneys are reporting a recent Greyhound bus crash that occurred on Interstate 75 in Ohio on Saturday, September 14th, in the a.m. hours. Due to the accident, six passengers and the bus driver are hospitalized, while several other passengers suffer serious injuries.
According to police, the Greyhound bus drove off the Interstate near the 26 mile marker in Butler County’s Liberty Township, and flipped on its side in a cornfield. At least 34 people were injured out of the 52 passengers onboard the bus. Twenty-eight (28) people were taken to the Atrium Medical Center in Middletown, four were flown by medical helicopter to local hospital, and two were flown to the University of Cincinnati Hospital.
According to a spokeswoman for Greyhound, the driver of the bus, Dwayne Garrett, age 64, has been with the company for 15 years and had only been on the job for one hour prior to the accident.
Greyhound is a nationally and internationally-recognized bus company. During the course of a single year they transport almost 25 million people from place to place in the U.S. Over the past two years, Greyhound busses have been involved in 102 crashes, three involving fatalities and 57 involving injuries. Nationally, in 2011 alone, there were 54,000 accidents involving busses, with 283 wrongful deaths and 2,400 injuries.
Catastrophic injures and tragically wrongful deaths are frequent outcomes of bus accidents due to the large size and weight of the vehicle. In fact, some of the most common catastrophic injuries include closed head and traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries, broken bones and fractures, back and neck injuries, shoulder injuries, knee injuries, scarring and disfigurement, and more.
It is important that passengers injured in a bus accident contact an attorney immediately after the crash to learn their rights. Often times a bus company will try to be in contact with a victim and have them sign documents and waivers so that they are not able to sue them for their resulting injuries.
If you or your loved one was injured in a Greyhound bus accident, the Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. bus accident attorneys highly recommend you do not sign any documents given to you by Greyhound until you speak to one of our experienced lawyers. Signing documents by the company could potentially hurt your case and not allow you to collect compensation for your injuries.
For more information about your legal rights and to get the best settlement for your injuries, contact our expert top rated Greyhound bus accident lawyers now at (800) 606-1717. We will start working on your case immediately gathering all the evidence and witness statements to ensure you get the maximum amount of compensation for your bus accident lawsuit. Call today for your free, no obligation consultation!