The driver who was responsible for causing a Boston Bus Accident earlier this year will face criminal charges in connection to the incident. Reports indicate the Massachusetts State Police have accused the 67-year-old driver of negligent operation that endangered others, failure to obey posted traffic signs, and operating a bus on a Department of Conservation and Recreation roadway.
According to MY FOX Boston, the crash occurred on February 2, at the Western Avenue Bridge in Allston, near Soldiers Field. Court documents show the driver was transporting a group of Philadelphia teens back to Pennsylvania following a visiting to Harvard University. During the trip though, the driver proceeded along Soldier’s Field Road where buses are prohibited due to low overpasses.
He failed to recognize signs marking a low bridge as only being 10-foot high and collided with the concrete structure, sheering into the roof of the bus.
A total of 34 of the 42 passengers sustained injuries as a result of the crash, including a 16-year-old boy who has already filed a civil suit in the matter.
The Boston Personal Injury Attorneys with Jason Stone injury Lawyers point out that bus drivers have a legal responsibility to keep passengers safe from the harm an accident could cause. Failure to do so may be considered negligence. That’s why the firm suggests discussing your legal rights with a qualified attorney if you have been injured in a bus accident that occurred at no fault of your own.