People who ride public transportation in Minnesota are generally doing so because they want to save money, believe that it is a more efficient way to travel, and often view it as safe. However, any vehicle on the road can get into car accidents at any time. In a worst-case scenario, there can be serious injuries and fatalities. When there is a crash, those who have been affected should know what to do to seek compensation for what they have lost. This is true whether it is the person who was injured in the car collision or the family of a loved one who died.
A crash between a car and a Metro Transit bus left one person dead and led to the arrest of the driver of the car. The accident occurred in the late evening at about 7:30 p.m. The 26-year-old driver of the car ran a stop sign at high speed. The vehicle hit the median, flew into the air and went through the bus. The bus was carrying up to eight people. A 48-year-old man died after being ejected. A 19-year-old who was also on the bus was injured and is in critical condition. The driver of the car showed signs of being under the influence and was placed under arrest.
People who are injured and those who lose a loved one in a car accident will have personal, financial and emotional issues to take into consideration. Medical bills, long-term pain, problems returning to normal functioning and much more frequently accompany injuries suffered in a car accident. If there was a fatality, the family will need to move forward knowing that they will never see their loved one again due to an unfortunate – and often unnecessary – accident. Insurers may try to settle a case to keep the costs down, but it is imperative that the victims have legal advice before accepting an early offer. An investigation into the accident must be done and the true cost of the aftermath might not be known for a many months.
In this accident, people were riding a bus when a vehicle that was allegedly speeding and being driven by a man under the influence crashed through the bus. One man died and another person was critically injured. The investigation into this case is ongoing, but families affected by similar accidents may wish to protect themselves by contacting an experienced attorney as soon as possible.
Source: patch.com, “Fatal Metro Transit Bus Crash: Car Driver Arrested,” William Bornhoft, July 23, 2017