FL bus accident update: Disney tour bus driver charged in crash that injured 8

Legal News for Florida Bus Accident Attorneys. Florida Highway Patrol troopers charged a Disney bus driver after a bus crash injured eight people, including himself.

FHP officials charged a Walt Disney World bus driver with regard to a bus crash that caused the driver and seven passengers to suffer injuries.

Lake Buena Vista, FL—The driver of a Walt Disney World transport bus was cited in connection with a March 23, 2010 bus crash that caused a total of eight people to suffer injuries. The accident occurred at the Epcot Center’s toll plaza, according to information provided by WESH.com on Tuesday, March 30, 2010, as well as previous reports by Justice News Flash.

Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) troopers reported a Walt Disney World bus smashed into the back of a charter bus near the entrance to Epcot in Orlando, Florida. While the charter bus was allegedly vacant at the time of the crash, the driver of the Disney bus, as well as seven passengers, suffered injuries. The driver, identified as Jean Valentin, had to be extricated from the bus after he became stuck under the steering wheel. He was then transported to Orlando Regional Medical Center to be treated for the serious injuries he suffered in the accident. The seven hurt bus riders were taken to Florida Hospital-Celebration Health so medical professionals could treat them for the minor injuries they sustained in the collision.

According to updated reports, the driver of the charter bus, a contractor for Mears Transportation, was apparently parked in the through lane and in the midst of conducting a safety inspection when the bus was rear-ended. Accident investigators reportedly alleged the charter bus driver’s decision to park in the through lane to perform the safety check contributed to the crash. According to FHP authorities that charged Valentin for careless driving, “For failure to see the bus stopped, and passengers on the bus did indicate to troopers that they did notice the bus stopped, he has to use due care. He failed to stop and ran into the back of the bus.” Investigations continue.

Legal News Reporter: Sandra Quinlan- Legal News for Florida Bus Accident Lawyers.

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