The families of two victims in last week’s deadly bus crash near Palm Springs have a filed lawsuit against the bus company and the estate of the bus driver. The suit claims the bus driver failed to travel at a safe speed and failed to brake to avoid the crash. It also claims that the bus was not properly maintained
Thirteen people were killed and 31 others injured after the bus slammed into the back of a big rig. The bus was carrying 44 passengers who were returning from a trip to the casino. The driver was one of the owners of the bus company, which typically ferries people from LA to nearby casinos. The impact pushed the trailer about 15 feet into the bus. It took nearly two hours to separate the vehicles.
The National Transportation Safety Board this week said the bus did not comply with vehicle safety standards because two of its eight tires lacked sufficient tread. As a federal probe into the crash continues, an attorney for the plaintiffs said that there is also reason to believe that the tractor trailer driver may be at fault. According to a witness, I-10 was shut down in both directions and the truck was parked in an active lane with the headlights off when the crash occurred. There were no flashing lights; all that was illuminating was the parking brakes. The investigation is ongoing; the families’ attorneys are simultaneously conducting an independent investigation.
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