Early Sunday morning, a group of students heading back to William Cullen Bryant High School in Queens, New York were injured in a charter bus accident in Columbus, Ohio. Out of the group of 16 students, 15 were taken to local hospitals with injuries, along with all three adult supervisors and the bus driver.
According to reports, the bus rolled onto its side as it exited I-70E to I-270N in Columbus. A representative of the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) stated that the company responsible for operating the charter bus had failed to respond to three recent letters requesting an audit for compliance.
The Maryland-based company, named Platinum Magic Carpet Ride LLC, was issued a warning by the State of Maryland prior to the crash, threatening a potential license revocation within 10 days. The FMCSA was planning a mandatory inspection before the incident occurred. The exact cause of the bus accident is still under investigation.
If you or one of your loved ones has been seriously injured in an Ohio bus accident, make sure you receive the compensation you deserve. Please contact Robert W. Kerpsack Co., L.P.A. or call (614) 766-2000 today to schedule a free case evaluation.