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Recent Posts in Bus Accidents Category

  • Concerns Rise Over Budget Charter Bus Companies with Poor Safety Records

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 29-Sep-2017

    By: Allan M. Siegel Following last week’s fatal charter bus accident in Queens that killed three victims, officials and advocates are again demanding a closer look into thousands of private bus companies operating in the U.S. While what they are likely to find, unfortunately, is nothing secret, it is incredibly alarming. That’s because many private bus companies with poor safety ...
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  • Roadway Conditions to be Investigated After Metrobus Collides into Parked Vehicles, Injures Victims

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 21-Aug-2017

    By: Allan M. Siegel A Metrobus accident that shut down the 600 block of H Street NW, Sunday afternoon and injured several victims may have been caused by a defect in road construction, officials are reporting. According to authorities, the incident occurred at the intersection of 7 th and H Streets NW, near Gallery Place, when a Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) bus crashed ...
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  • Texas Crash Involving School Bus, Tractor-Trailer Results in Death of Cheer Team Sponsor

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 5-Dec-2016

    By: Allan M. Siegel One victim was killed and several others injured in a fatal collision between a school bus and a commercial tractor-trailer in Texas this past Friday. According to authorities, the crash took place Friday evening on Interstate 20 in Big Springs following a football game in Colorado City. Representatives from the Iraan-Sheffield School District report the school bus was carrying ...
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  • Recent Transportation Crashes Highlight Shortcomings of Federal Minimum Insurance Limits

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 14-Nov-2016

    By: Allan M. Siegel In the wake of several large transportation accidents, including a fatal bus collision in Baltimore and another fatal crash in California, victim advocates are highlighting the shortfalls of federal minimum insurance limits for commercial vehicles. Low policy limits are often not enough to cover victims’ damages, especially when catastrophic accidents cause large scale ...
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  • By Allan M. Siegel In the day’s following last Tuesday’s fatal collision between a school bus and an MTA commuter, local and federal authorities have been working diligently to determine an underlying cause. In a wreck that killed 6 victims and injured 11 others, this investigation is crucial in determining whether the incident was preventable, and how regulators can better address any ...
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  • School Bus & Commuter Bus Collide in Southwest Baltimore, Six Killed

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 2-Nov-2016

    By: Allan M. Siegel A fatal crash involving a school bus and an MTA commuter killed 6 and injured 10 victims Tuesday morning. No children were aboard the school bus, and both drivers were killed in the collision. Four passengers on the commuter also died in the wreck. Ten injured victims were taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, including one victim in critical condition. ...
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  • Self-Driving Car Strikes Public Bus in California

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 4-Mar-2016

    Think driverless cars can’t get into accidents? Think again. Last month, a self-driving car being tested by Google collided with a California public bus on Valentine’s Day, according to an accident report filed with the California Department of Motor Vehicles. Google reported that the car was attempting to drive around some sandbags on a city street when it struck the right front side ...
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  • NTSB Most Wanted List Highlights Needed Safety Improvements

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 27-Jan-2016

    By: Allan M. Siegel The National Transportation Safety Board is an independent federal agency charged with investigating all mass transit accidents that have occurred in the United States, as well as significant accidents occurring in other modes of transportation, including highway, railway, pipeline, and marine. The goal of the Board is to prevent future accidents by identifying how and why ...
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  • Ride On Bus Strikes Pedestrian in Bethesda

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 5-Jan-2016

    By: Allan M. Siegel On Tuesday morning, January 5 th, a pedestrian crossing an intersection in Bethesda, Maryland suffered severe injuries after she was struck by a Ride On bus. The collision, which occurred as the bus was turning from Battery Lane onto Old Georgetown Road, caused both sides of the street to be closed for four hours as officers investigated the incident. Montgomery County Fire and ...
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  • Over 30 College Students Injured in Bus Accident Near Richmond

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 30-Nov-2015

    By: Allan M. Siegel Dozens of college students were injured Sunday evening when a charter bus lost control and overturned near Richmond. According to Virginia State Police, the accident occurred at 7:15 p.m. on the ramp from Powhite Parkway to Chippenham Parkway in North Chesterfield County, just south of Richmond. The bus was transporting students back to several colleges after Thanksgiving ...
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  • Pedestrian Injured After Being Pinned Under Greyhound Bus in NW DC

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 4-Nov-2015

    By: Allan M. Siegel A pedestrian was seriously injured following a bus accident in Northwest DC earlier this afternoon. According to officials at D.C. Fire and EMS, the man was struck by a Greyhound bus near 7 th Street Massachusetts Avenue shortly after 1:00 pm. Authorities report that the bus was making a left onto 7 th when it struck the man, who was then pinned under the rear wheels of the ...
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  • Motorcyclist Killed in Fatal Accident with Bus in Bethesda

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 4-Nov-2015

    By: Allan M. Siegel A motorcycle rider was killed early this morning following a tragic crash with a bus at the intersection of Rockville Pike and South Drive in Bethesda, Maryland. According to authorities, the crash took place shortly after 6:00 a.m. and involved a Ride On bus from Montgomery County Transit. A spokesperson from the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service said the motorcyclist ...
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  • How Safe Are the Buses on Our Highways?

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 14-May-2014

    By: Ashley Page Buses have become a very popular way to travel from city to city thanks to plentiful low fare ticket promotions. It is now commonplace for travelers of all ages to hop on a bus at Union Station, in D.C., to go anywhere from Maine to Florida. But, before you get on that bus this summer please be sure to check on the safety record of the bus company that you are traveling with. ...
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  • Partner Allan M. Siegel Obtains $455,000 Verdict Against Greyhound Lines, Inc.

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 6-May-2013

    Our client was a passenger on a Greyhound bus, which struck a car when it changed lanes. The bus driver claimed that he was not at fault, and that he had completed his lane change when the car struck the bus in the rear. Greyhound also claimed that our client was not hurt because there was no property damage to the bus, and only moderate damage to the car involved in the crash. Our client was from ...
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  • Firm Obtains $783,644 Verdict Against Metro

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 8-Apr-2013

    Partner Allan M. Siegel and Associate Matthew Tievsky obtained a $780,000 verdict against Metro on Friday. Our client was driving on Georgia Avenue when his car was struck in the rear by a Metrobus. Our client had made a lane change in front of the Metrobus and was proceeding through a green light when he stopped before entering the intersection because he thought he heard a siren. The metrobus ...
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  • For years, the media, as well as our firm, have reported on safety issues within the bus industry. Now, exactly a year after a bus crash on I-95 in Virginia, involving multiple fatalities, U.S. Transportation Secretary, Ray LaHood, has taken significant steps to protect the safety of bus passengers. Transportation officials shut down 26 bus companies on the East Coast, which pickup curbside and do ...
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  • CSCS Recovers $315,000 for Bus Accident Victim

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 25-Jul-2011

    Our DC personal injury lawyers at Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. were recently successful in recovering a $315,000 settlement on behalf of a man who suffered serious injuries after being hit and run over by a bus. Our client was on a bus trip with his local lodge. The bus stopped at a rest stop, and parked in an area in which buses were prohibited. Our client, along with many of ...
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