Austin, TX (November 17, 2022) – A Metrobus crash took place in the Riverside neighborhood that ended in injuries. On November 16, the Austin Police Department and the Austin-Travis County EMS responded to an auto wreck on South Pleasant Valley Road.
At around 4:30 a.m., a MetroBus was involved in a collision in the 1500 block of South Pleasant Valley Road. The crash caused delays in the area near the HEB store. Emergency crews responded to the scene and blocked off the roadway while assisting victims. The crash blocked the southbound side of the roadway for an extended period.
Medical personnel responded to the scene to provide care to victims who suffered injuries. At least one of the injured parties was transported to a local hospital.
The Austin Police Department is investigating the crash at this time.
We hope the victims hurt due to this traffic accident recover quickly.
Bus Accidents in Texas
Bus accidents occur every day in the United States. Here in Texas, we see many bus accidents take place each year that result in significant injuries for victims. Due to the capacity of buses, these accidents often result in mass casualties. There are many cases where bus accidents are caused by negligence. As with any vehicle accident, there are a number of different parties who may be held liable for a bus accident.
The bus driver may be held liable if it is determined that they were operating the bus in a negligent or reckless manner. This could include speeding, making unsafe lane changes, or failing to yield the right of way. The bus company may also be held liable if it is determined that they failed to maintain the bus or screen their drivers for safety properly.
The owner of the bus may be held liable if it is determined that they knew or should have known about any mechanical defects with the vehicle and failed to fix them. They may also be held liable if they failed to insure the vehicle properly.
Any other party whose negligence contributed to the accident may also be held liable. This could include the manufacturer of defective parts used on the bus or a company that performed substandard repairs on the vehicle.
If you have been injured as a result of an accident, it is important that you reach out to an Austin bus accident lawyer as soon as possible. There may be legal options available to help you move forward and get justice.
Our personal injury lawyers at Goudarzi & Young have over 25 years of experience helping Texans protect their legal rights following accidents. We have helped tens of thousands of people seek compensation to cover the damages resulting from their accidents. Our team will stand by your side invite to ensure you are able to get justice after being hurt in a bus accident. Schedule a consultation with our team today to get started on your case. Our lawyers are available by calling 800-256-5169 to schedule a free consultation.
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