A 59-year-old truck driver was killed and approximately 20 people were injured in a recent bus accident that involved a tour bus and a tractor-trailer. According to NJ.com, the fatal accident occurred on the Interstate 90 in Waterloo. Both the vehicles that collided caught fire. The man driving the truck was killed in the crash and at least 20 of the 50 occupants of the tour bus were injured. It is not clear who caused the New Jersey bus crash. An investigation is ongoing.
This bus accident is not the first of its kind this year. In fact, The Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety report that, nationwide, 32 people have been killed and 323 have been injured in a total of 17 tour bus accidents already this year. Tour bus drivers have come under greater scrutiny recently, particularly since the fatal bus accident on March 12, 2011, that involved a bus driver falling asleep at the wheel.
The family of someone killed in a bus accident in New Jersey may seek financial compensation for their losses by filing a wrongful death claim. Surviving victims of these types of collisions may seek compensation for their losses as well by filing a personal injury claim. In either case, a skilled attorney can help prove liability and pursue fair and full compensation for the damages suffered.
The experienced Princeton bus accident lawyers at Lependorf & Silverstein have a long history of successfully handling serious injury accident cases. To discuss how to pursue financial compensation for the injuries or losses you have sustained, please contact our law offices at 609-240-0040 today. We always offer free consultations and comprehensive case evaluations to injured victims and their families.