Legal news for bus accident attorneys. A tour bus overturned while on its way to Mexico, injuring an unknown amount of people.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is investigating a tour bus crash near San Antonio that was bound for Matamoros, Mexico.
San Antonio, TX—A packed Mexico-bound tour bus rolled over along Interstate 37, killing two people and injuring an unknown number of people. The tour bus overturned around 10:00 a.m., near San Antonio, which officials think is due to equipment failure, as reported by KLTV.
The Texas Department of Public Safety reported that the bus, which was carrying 40 people from Mexico and the U.S., produced a loud “pop” before the driver lost control and overturned the bus. The tour bus reportedly came to a rest on its side in a grassy area, where debris and luggage were found scattered around the wreckage. Two people were immediately rushed to Brooke Army Medical Center, while four others were taken to University Hospital in San Antonio for treatment. Two people were tragically killed in the wreck. The bus was reportedly headed from San Antonio to Matamoros, Mexico, with a pre-planned stop in Falfurrias, Texas. The tour bus is apparently operated by Autobuses Americanos, which is a Greyhound company. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is expected to conduct a full investigation. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) http://www.ntsb.gov/ has not determined if they will investigate as well. Details regarding the crash are still developing.
Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for bus accident lawyers.