As a bus accident attorney I am familiar with safety standards for buses and trucks. If there are proper inspections and management sees that drivers are following the rules of the road, bus travel is very safe.
Unfortunately, there have been far too many injuries and deaths to passengers on buses. The injuries and deaths are preventable. They are needless.
Again, yesterday there was terrible injury and deaths in a bus crash on the I 390 south of Rochester, New York. The bus was traveling from Washington, DC to Niagara Falls, New York and crashed In Stuben County shortly after leading interstate 17, also known as the the Southern Tier Expressway. The bus is currently at state police headquarters in Canandaigua.
Bedore Tours of Niagara Falls is the tour operator.
There have been a number of fatal tour crashes in Western New York, particularly the Rochester area in recent years.
In June 2002 five passengers were killed as a result of a sleeping bus driver on the I 90 near exit 45 in Victor, Ontario County.
In January 2005 members of a woman’s hockey team from Ontario, Canada suffered injuries and death as a result of a driver who fell asleep, crashing into a tractor-trailer was on the shoulder of the I – 390 in Geneseo, New York.
Our prayers are with those injured along with their families and the families of those suffering losses as result of this all too common occurrence.