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Driver may have "blacked out" before fatal bus accident

The driver of a bus that overturned and crashed on an Irving interstate, killing two passengers at the scene and one passenger, who died later, has been attributed to the driver. The bus crash happened on April 11 when the bus veered off the road, struck a concrete barrier and flipped. The driver is reported to have said that he may have blacked out immediately prior to the crash.

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has issued a preliminary crash report that finds the driver was at fault. The DPS report did not find any mechanical failure, such as a blown tire, as a cause of the fatal bus accident. The DPS, however, noted that because this is a preliminary report, they might find other factors that could have contributed to the accident. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), with frequently investigates these types of accidents allowed the DPS to handle this investigation.

This bus crash in Texas was the latest in a string of motor vehicle accidents involving buses across the nation. Just in April, there have been school bus accidents that resulted in the death of a driver, and a driver of a separate vehicle; in Yosemite, a tour bus crashed injuring 16; in March, bus accidents killed four passengers in separate accidents. In February, eight people died in a bus accident crashing off a mountain road in California.

Because of the potential causes, from mechanical failure, driver error or a company that negligently operates with fatigued drivers, if you have been injured in a bus crash you need to speak with an attorney experienced with complex motor vehicle accidents.

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