The National Transportation Safety Board released the following update on its investigation of a collision, March 12, near Gardens Corner, SC, involving a bus carrying US Navy personnel and a truck tractor
The accident occurred at approximately 8:00 a.m., on US route 17, a two-lane road, when the third bus in a 4-bus caravan, traveling south, collided with a northbound truck tractor. The driver of the third bus and two front-seated passengers were killed. The driver of the truck tractor is reported to be in critical condition. Some passengers were ejected from the rear of the bus. The accident resulted in over 40 injuries, including some to passengers on the fourth bus in the caravan, which swerved to avoid the collision.
The bus involved in the initial collision was a school bus-type vehicle, manufactured by Blue Bird, and configured to serve as an ambulance when necessary. As a result, the vehicle had fold-down seats and a larger rear door not normally found on a school bus. The truck tractor was a 1995 Freightliner, without a trailer attached.
If you or your child have been seriously injured or killed in a bus related accident, it may be important to contact an attorney
who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits
within which you must commence suit.
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