According to ABC News, over 30 people were injured in a bus accident on an Ohio interstate early Saturday morning. The Detroit-bound Greyhound bus was heading north on I-75 in Butler County when it overturned at around 4AM. The bus carried 52 passengers. Thirty-four victims were transferred to local hospitals – including six people who had to be air-lifted.
Passengers state that the bus began to shake, and then struck a tree. After the initial collision, the bus rolled at least twice. Twelve of the injured passengers were in serious condition, and four were in critical condition as of Saturday night. Officials are still investigating the exact cause of the accident.
Too many tour bus companies allow uninspected vehicles out on the road, or else ignore safety violations and continue to operate their fleet without rectifying known problems. If it is determined that a bus accident occurred because of defects in the vehicle itself, you can potentially hold the bus company responsible for any injuries and losses you sustained because of the accident.
If you or one of your loved ones has been injured in an Ohio bus accident, please contact Robert W. Kerpsack Co., L.P.A. today or call (614) 766-2000 to schedule a free initial consultation. We represent injured bus accident victims throughout Columbus, Dublin, New Albany, and all of Ohio.