January 27th, 2012 - by DKRPA
The midday commute for 30 passengers aboard a Miami transit bus was much more dangerous than any of them could have possibly imagined. A FedEx truck crashed into the bus on Tuesday after the driver ran a red light. The wreck injured 23 people, 18 of which were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.
The FedEx driver was ticketed for running a red light, but that does not excuse his actions. Considering the amount of people harmed in this truck accident, it will be interesting to learn what investigators discover about the driver’s intent while running the red light.
Was the driver late on his delivery route? Could the driver have been texting while driving? Or perhaps it was just an incident of reckless driving, putting many innocent and unsuspecting citizens at risk? All of these scenarios have the same result – the driver was negligent in the truck accident, and he could be liable for injuries sustained by the bus passengers.
One passenger gave an account of the truck accident. “I was sitting in the back, and I just heard the screech and the slam; people were flying everywhere,” he said. Police and medical officials labeled the accident a level one mass casualty accident upon the initial response, but after checking the victims and getting a handle on the scene, the crash was downgraded to level two.
The seemingly at-fault FedEx driver was not hurt in the accident. He and the company he works for could be hit with a wave of personal injury suits when the investigation concludes.
Source: Huffington Post Miami, “Metrobus-FedEx Truck Accident Injures Passengers In Central Miami,” Jan. 24, 2012
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