Recently a bus crashed in Arkansas killing three passengers. The bus which was headed to Dallas, Texas and coming from Milwaukee. The driver had been driving straight for seventeen hours without sleep. There were forty-six passengers on that bus when it crossed the grassy median 12 miles east of Forrest City, Arkansas at 10:10 p.m. on November 25.
The bus struck a pickup, killing its driver, Danny Okurily of Hot Springs, Arkansas. The bus then struck a tractor-trailer.
Investigation by the Department of Transportation found Tornado Bus Co often let its drivers operate buses for longer than the maximum allowed by law.
Now, only a month later, another bus has crashed in Colorado. In that crash which killed 9 people and injured others the bus ran off a curvy mountain highway.
It is time that the families of the people that were killed or injured did something about these unsafe conditions, so that other families will not have to suffer. Trial attorneys offer the best hope for changing the safety procedures used by these companies. It is clear the Federal Government cannot control the bus companies.
How long will it be before another bus crashes and kills or injures innocent people? We need to do something now to bring these companies to justice.
For more information on this subject, please refer to our section on Mass Transit Accidents.