Greyhound Bus Crashes and Overturns in Indiana

By June 4, 2008Highway Safety

On Tuesday, a Greyhound bus carrying 42 people flipped onto its side and injured more than two dozen people, the Daily Herald reports.
Darren P. Duke, 46, was driving the bus as the time of the accident. Police suspect the driver fell asleep.
According to the news article, the bus drifted onto the gravel, fishtailed, then overcorrected. It then hit the center wall. The bus eventually ended up on its right side with its wheels against the concrete barriers in the highway’s median. The passengers’ injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, more than 11,000 buses were involved in crashes during 2006. Of that number, 299 of the collisions were fatal and more than 6,000 resulted in injuries.
Because trains and buses are common carriers, the companies and their drivers and conductors owe a high degree of responsibility for transporting each passenger in a safe manner. A transit company that fails to fulfill this responsibility may be required to compensate victims for their injuries.
If you have been injured or a loved one has been injured or killed in an accident involving a common carrier, please contact our attorneys for legal assistance as soon as possible. We will investigate to determine whether the bus, train, driver or conductor was responsible for causing the accident.
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