A bus and car collided at the intersection of East Lancaster Avenue and Calhoun Street Tuesday night. The bus had the green light, according to witnesses.
The driver of the Nissan and 10 of the 28 passengers on the bus were taken to hospitals. Fortunately none of the injuries were serious. The Fort Worth Police Department and Fort Worth Transportation Authority are investigating the bus crash.
A thorough investigation is needed in crashes like this, especially to determine why someone would be so stupid as to cut in front of a bus! I am glad to hear that all of the injuries in both parties seemed to be relatively minor, as crashes involving buses account for 8% of fatalities.
My law office has handled several bus collisions like this one over the last 30 years. Just last week, I was retained by several passengers who on were riding on a Fort Worth city bus on Christmas Eve when it was struck by a Chevy Suburban which unsafely turned in front of the bus. Every body was taken to local hospitals and my clients have to undergo medical treatment due to their injuries.
Another client — who I first represented 25 years ago – was seriously injured when a bus suddenly changed lanes and hit his car on Central Expressway in Dallas, causing him to careen into the concrete retaining wall.