The group of 23 people were on their way to a youth church camp in Macon, Georgia, when one of the bus tires blew-out. The bus rolled over onto its side, throwing two people under it in the process. Even though the paramedics and fire department were on the bus accident scene in minutes, it was too late for one passenger.
The 14-year-old boy who died was crushed by the bus, and many more were severely injured. The other passengers and the boy’s family are now grieving for a wrongful death that might not have happened had the bus been better maintained.
The bus driver might have been negligent, or it could have been a bus mechanic who failed to inflate the tire properly or replace it if it was too worn.
Tire blowouts are a leading cause of bus and SUV rollover crashes, and the results can be devastating. An experienced bus accident attorney can help surviving family members determine what caused the accident and hold the negligent party responsible for the injuries you’ve suffered.
If your loved one has died or if you’ve suffered injuries after any kind of accident, please contact the experienced personal injury lawyers at Long & Long in Mobile, Alabama to schedule your free consultation.