Dallas Personal Injury Attorney | Discusses Bus Accident in Dallas
Your Dallas personal injury attorney, Frenkel & Frenkel, discusses the recent bus accident in Dallas
On April 11, 2013, two people were killed and many others injured when a charter bus headed for an Oklahoma casino overturned, according to Dallas personal injury attorney Frenkel & Frenkel. The bus accident in Dallas occurred on President George Bush Turnpike (Texas State Highway 161) near Belt Line Road. The victims ranged in age from 66 to 80.
Bus Accident in Dallas Cause
According to this Dallas personal injury attorney, the bus accident in Dallas is still under investigation, but witnesses and survivors reported that the bus might have blown a tire. Witnesses also reported that the bus swerved off the northbound lanes of SH 161 near Dallas, struck a concrete barrier and flipped, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Police and other rescuers used ladders to open emergency exits on the roof of the bus to help remove passengers.
Treated at Area Hospitals
The injured were transported to area hospitals, and there are reports that there were 41 injuries in addition to the two deaths. Of the 15 taken to Parkland Hospital, four were in critical condition. One of those killed in the crash was the organizer of the trip, Sue Taylor, 81. Taylor, who was affectionately known as "Casino Sue," planned trips for seniors for more than ten years, and earned her nickname from the charter bus trips she arranged for herself and groups of seniors, your Dallas personal injury attorney has learned. In addition to Taylor, Paula Hahn, 69, also died in the bus accident in Dallas.
One of those injured in the bus accident in Dallas was the driver, Lloyd Rieve, 65. Your Dallas personal injury attorney has learned that, in 1998, Rieve, while driving for another company, struck and killed a man who was trying to render aid at an accident scene. Rieve was not indicted on a charge of negligent homicide, but a civil lawsuit against his employer resulted in a finding that the bus company was negligent for employing Rieve, but awarded no damages as the victim of the accident was largely at fault.
This tragic accident resulted in the death of two people, and many others suffered a vehicle-related injury, some of which could be life threatening. For more information about your Dallas personal injury attorney, or if you have been affected by the bus accident in Dallas, contact us today.