The families of two Brownsville, Texas middle school teachers who died in a March bus accident have sued the tour company in a lawsuit accusing the traveling firm of gross negligence.
According to the lawsuit, Grupo Senda Autotransporte, the Monterrey-based transportation company, failed to provide safe and proper transportation to and from Mexico and not threaten the health of passengers.
Our auto accident attorneys know buses that transport passengers to and from travel destinations are no different than the mass-transit busses that people ride to and from work every day. Both types of drivers have a responsibility to thousands of people.
Bus accidents, car accidents and motorcycle accidents can result in similar pain and suffering because bus accidents can cause more personal injuries when an accident happens because of the lack of seatbelts on public transportation buses.
Ana Maria Bujanos, 56, and 68-year-old Pemelton Bujanos – teachers at Cummings Middle School – were on a spring break vacation and a bus accident with a semi-truck on March 16, 2009 along a highway between Saltillo and Zacatecas, Zacatecas, Mexico. The impact of the bus accident caused the wrongful death of nine other passengers and the personal injuries in 16 others.
The driver of the big rig was driving under the influence of alcohol when he swerved into oncoming traffic leading to the head-on bus accident.
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is dangerous no matter if you are in the United States or Mexico. Drinking affects your senses which make driving safely and effectively more difficult. Diminished ability leads to car accidents and sometimes people do not walk away from those collisions at all.
Our auto accident attorneys believe bus drivers need to be completely aware of the road around them. The bus driver did all he could do to avoid the semi-truck and prevent a fatal bus accident, but sometimes, doing all you can is not enough.
The irresponsibility of the driver is further proof that drinking under the influence of alcohol needs to stop, because we now know that if we prevent drunk-driving from occurring in the first place, we save all our lives.
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