San Jose Bus Crash in Northern California Kills Two, Injures at Least Twenty
On Jan 19th, 2016, a Greyhound bus plowed into safety barrels. It flipped on its side atop of a concrete lane divider on route to Oakland, CA. Two women were killed when they were ejected from the vehicle. Eight others were injured and needed medical attention at a local hospital.
The crash is currently under investigation. Reportedly, the bus driver made a statement to California Highway Patrol (CHP) at the accident scene about feeling fatigued prior to the incident.
Prior Greyhound Bus Accidents Raise Concern
According to officials, Greyhound has been involved in six accidents resulting in seven deaths during the past two years. The death toll rises to nine with the current accident. This also isn’t the first Greyhound accident involving a fatigued driver. The bus safety lawyers at Ostroff Injury Law represented the estate of a woman killed after she was ejected from a Greyhound bus. We represented seriously injured victims from a 2013 Greyhound crash that occurred after that driver driver fell asleep at the wheel and struck a tree and fence before the bus flipped on its side. Less than a month later, 15 passengers were injured when a Greyhound driver rear-ended a tractor-trailer while driving at full-speed.
With so many dead and injured in such a short time period, it raises reasonable concern. How well does Greyhound protect its passengers?
The bus safety lawyers at Ostroff Injury Law have worked for decades to improve the safe operation of our nation’s buses.
We have a track record of success representing victims of negligence. We hold those responsible for unsafe conditions accountable for the damage they do. We get victims the relief they need to recover from tragedy. We stand up for the rights of the dead and injured.
Greyhound has been involved in yet another preventable crash. Call the bus accident hotline at (888) 653-3636. Or, fill out our online contact form if you have any information that can bring justice to the victims and their families. An attorney will contact you to discuss your experience and review your legal rights. There’s no obligation or cost.