Louisiana residents may not be aware of a bus accident that occurred on the west coast that turned fatal. Authorities report that a Greyhound bus driver whose vehicle collided with safety barrels on a Northern California highway reported being fatigued before the accident. The bus flipped onto its side, resulting in the deaths of two female passengers and the hospitalization of at least eight other individuals.
Louisiana drivers should be particularly alert for buses, whether of the school variety or others, as a fatal accident in Pennsylvania involving a Lehigh University bus that was transporting members of the school's rowing teams demonstrates. None of the occupants of the bus were severely injured, but the crash left one person dead and the bus on its roof in the aftermath, as well as students being taken to three area hospitals for treatment and injury evaluation.
Louisiana residents may be have heard that on Sept. 14, four vehicles collided, leaving four people dead and another 15 people critically injured. Authorities said that another 33 people suffered less serious injuries and that 17 remained hospitalized through the evening. Among the vehicles were a duck boat and a charter bus carrying North Seattle College students. Four of those who died were international students attending the school.
Louisiana parents may have seen the reports of a Houston school bus that was involved in a fatal crash on Sept. 15, leaving two students dead and three others with serious injuries. The bus fell off an overpass, landing on the South Loop of Interstate 610.
On Aug. 24, it was reported that a Louisiana parent filed a lawsuit against a public school system and others after his child reportedly suffered injuries while riding a school bus. The alleged injuries occurred after the bus and another vehicle crashed in October 2014.
A Louisiana woman has filed a lawsuit claiming she was injured when the bus she was riding in was hit by another vehicle on April 15. She is seeking an unspecified amount in damages for mental distress, mental anguish and pain and suffering.