Corpus Christi — Collision Involving an SUV and a Bus on the South Side
Posted on Monday, January 28th, 2019 at 10:46 pm
On the afternoon of Sunday, January 27, 2019, a collision involving an SUV and an RTA bus occurred on the south side of Corpus Christi.
According to the Corpus Christi Police, the accident happened at the intersection of Holly Road and Everhart Road just after 2 in the afternoon. It was reported that the white SUV did not yield the right of way, and because of this, it smashed into the RTA bus.
Two people were sent to the hospital to have their injuries treated: one from the SUV and another from the bus. Both of the injured individuals were expected to be okay, thankfully.
It is great to hear that no one died in this accident. Unfortunately, there are other victims who are not as lucky. Vehicular accidents happen quite often nowadays. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car accidents happen almost every minute of every day, and for every 16 minutes, a car accident occurs that results in death. This can be translated to be roughly about 6 million car accidents every year and 90 people dying in car accidents every day in the U.S. alone.
Accidents involving buses are some of the fairly common kind of vehicular accident that we see on a regular basis even though buses are often considered as a safe mode of transportation. NHTSA reports that between 2000 and 2007, there have been 1,093 fatal bus accidents, and from this number, 1,315 people died and 3,471 were injured. This can be translated to roughly about 137 bus-crash-related fatalities every year.
Furthermore, the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute estimates that about 63,000 buses are involved in accidents every year, and from this number, 14,000 people are injured and 325 are killed. It was discovered that young, inexperienced drivers were more likely to cause severe accidents, and drivers over 65 also had an increased rate of accidents.
If you are a victim of this kind of accident yourself, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please don’t hesitate to ask for help. The police will always be there for you, but more than that, lawyers specializing in bus accidents are more than willing to help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.