The bus driver who caused the triple fatality collision on April 11 has now admitted that he “possibly could have blacked out” before causing the bus to flip over.
Loyd Rieve, 65, originally said that the charter bus might have blown out a rear tire. But according to Sgt. Lonny Haschel of the Texas Department of Public Safety, there was not a mechanical failure.
Instead, the bus driver lost control, rammed into barriers on the right side of the new George W. Bush Turnpike (State Highway 161), veered across three lanes of traffic, hit the left side median, and flipped the bus over. He previously struck and killed a man standing on the shoulder while driving a bus.
Cardinal Coach Line in Grand Prairie, which owns five buses, refuses to comment. It still lists “no accidents” on its web site.
The company states online that it carries $5 million in liability insurance, which if true won’t be sufficient to pay the damages of the victims. At least 40 senior citizens were injured, some catastrophically. What a nightmare.
The company has already been sued by several of the victims’ families and survivors. Time is of the essence, given the possibly limited financial resources of the company.
This law firm is prepared to help those who are seeking legal representation in connection with this crash. Please contact us if we can be of assistance. We’ll fight to get you the money you deserve.