On March 22, 2019, a Houston METRO bus crashed into a building on Clinton Drive in the middle of the afternoon. This occurred after another vehicle ran into the bus, which caused a chain reaction that sent the bus careening into the building. Three people were reportedly injured in this crash. This and other recent incidents demonstrate the importance of a qualified and knowledgeable Houston bus accident attorney in holding the responsible parties accountable for injuries and deaths caused by careless driving.
Bus Accidents Grabbing Headlines
The METRO bus accident may be the most recent example of potentially dangerous driving. It is hardly the most serious, however:
- On August 8, 2008, 17 people lost their lives in a bus crash in northern Texas when the bus driver lost control and hit a guardrail before rolling onto its side and landing in a gully.
- On Halloween 2018, a pedestrian was killed by a METRO bus driver at Peakwood Drive and Red Oak Drive when the driver turned a corner and began to pass another METRO bus. The female pedestrian was attempting to cross the street behind the stopped bus and was crushed under the moving vehicle. Prosecutors did bring charges against the driver, but a Harris County grand jury declined to indict the driver, who retired from the METRO after the accident occurred.
- A school bus accident on May 30, 2018, injured seven students. The incident occurred when the school bus went out of control on a rural road and swerved into a ditch. No fatalities were reported.
In each of these cases, consulting with a Houston bus accident attorney can help with achieving a fair settlement for families and those injured by the negligence of others.
The Value of a Qualified Houston Auto Injury Attorney
Working with a Houston accident injury attorney is usually the best way to determine who is responsible for the actions of bus drivers, truck drivers and other operators.
At DeSimone Law Office, we specialize in providing you with the qualified representation needed to achieve a fair settlement for auto, truck and bus accidents. We work with you at every step of the process to help you achieve your desired outcomes. If you need a qualified Houston bus accident attorney, call us today at 713-526-0900 to schedule a free case evaluation. At the DeSimone Law Office, we want to be your Houston auto injury attorney for life.