The driver of a Miley Cyrus tour bus was killed after the bus he was driving overturned in Virginia on November 20, 2009.
According to Virginia police, the fatal Miley Cyrus tour bus accident happened on Interstate 85 in Dinwiddle County, Virginia at about 8:15 a.m. While pop singer Miley Cyrus was not on board, the bus was taking members of her production crew to a show in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Our wrongful death lawyers handle automobile accidents all the time where one person or several people are killed. If you can prevent injuries by wearing a seat belt, then it can only help you by doing so. Sometimes, though, a wrongful death car accident can be caused by health issues or other driver distractions.
According to 911 calls obtained by TMZ.com, there is some indication that the driver of the bus, Bill Douglas, was suffering from cardiac arrest. There has been no determination of whether his heart failed before or after the bus accident.
The bus Douglas was driving ran off the road, hit an embankment and overturned on to its right side. Not only was Douglas killed in the accident, but another crew member, 48-year-old Mary Zilio was hurt in the bus crash and was taken to a local hospital for personal injury treatment.
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of Bill ‘Uncle Bill’ Douglas,” said a statement from the Cyrus family.
Our wrongful death lawyers believe that if Douglas had a pre-existing heart condition, maybe he shouldn’t have been driving — that is, of course, if the heart attack caused the crash. It’s hard to keep everyone with heart conditions from driving automobiles, but it’s certainly something to think about when it comes to bus drivers.
Either way, this fatal bus crash is a tragic accident that claimed the life of a hard working tour roadie.
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