Update: 30 people reported injured following deadly Texas bus crash
Legal news for Texas bus accident attorneys. New developments reported in fatal bus crash that injured 30 people in southern Texas.
An Autobuses Americans tour bus crash in Texas was likely caused by equipment failure, which injured 30 passengers.
San Antonio, TX—New developments have been reported concerning the fatal tour bus crash that killed two people along a southern Texas highway. According to reports provided by USA Today and previous Justice News Flash coverage, the tour bus overturned on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 injuring at least 30 people.
A tour bus carrying 40 people from Mexico and the U.S., suddenly veered off the right side of Interstate 37 around 10:00 a.m., and cut back across the road, into the median, before overturning on its right side. Officials believe that equipment failure may be the culprit for the deadly rollover crash. When medical teams arrived at the scene, they found stunned and shocked passengers, visibly cut and bruised, waiting to be treated by medical professionals. Responding emergency crews transported at least 30 people, some with serious injuries, to area hospitals for treatment. It is believed that eight victims were airlifted from the accident scene, while the rest were transported via ground ambulance. Currently 24 passengers are listed in stable condition at South Texas Regional Medical Center in Atascosa County. One victim who was treated at South Texas Regional was later airlifted to another hospital in San Antonio for further medical attention. Two others were taken to Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, while four others were taken to University Hospital in San Antonio. Two fatalities were reported following the crash. The deceased victims were identified as 62-year-old Christina Lozano Campos of Lewisville, and 27-year-old Efrain Dominguez-Valenzuela of Brownsville.
The bus, operated by Autobuses Americanos, a Greyhound company, was headed from San Antonio to Matamoros, Mexico, with a pre-planned stop in Falfurrias, Texas, when the crash occurred. Two buses were dispatched to the scene following the wreck to transport the uninjured passengers to either their final destination in Mexico or back to San Antonio. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) http://www.ntsb.gov/ is not expected to conduct an investigation.
Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for Texas bus accident lawyers.