Louisiana residents may have heard that a tour bus overturned on Delaware State Route 1 killing two women and sending 47 people to the hospital on Sept. 21. The bus failed to negotiate a curve on the ramp at the Tybouts Corner from southbound Route 1. The passengers were headed back to New York City after sightseeing in Washington, D.C.
If you have been visiting a new place, there is a chance that you will have taken a trip on a tour bus. They can be an excellent way to get a brief view of all the major sites without taking too much time out of your day. Unfortunately, as is the case with any vehicle, tour buses can become involved in accidents. We have already discussed the damage that can be done by a bus crash. These accidents often involve a large number of people, so the cost can be particularly high.
Passengers found themselves trapped after the bus they were riding in careened off the road and slammed into a building. According to reports, the bus was headed eastbound when, out of the blue, the driver swerved across the street and rode along the sidewalk for a bit before plowing into the building. The accident caused a portion of the building to collapse. The debris trapped the passengers inside. They attempted to open the door, but seeing that it wouldn’t budge, another passenger opened the emergency window and they were able to escape via that route.
Forensics examiners looking into a fatal church bus crash in Tennessee have announced what they believe to be the cause of the accident: a previous impact to the tire that most likely occurred within an hour of the crash.