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Monday, March 8, 2010

Horrific Bus Accident Leaves Six Dead

A bus that was operating illegally rolled over on busy Interstate 10 as it entered the United States at El Paso, Texas with 22 passengers on board. Six were killed and 16 were injured. The operator of the bus was told in April to not “engage in interstate transportation of passengers by commercial motor vehicle” according to a statement issued by the Department of Transportation. The operator of the bus is Van Nuys-based Tierra Santa Inc.

Reports indicate that the bus hit a pickup truck, veered onto the shoulder and then overcorrected in the opposite direction, causing it to roll once before landing on its wheels; the roof of the bus was crushed, and all of its windows were knocked out. It was a horrific scene, according to witnesses. Two men and four women were thrown about 10 yards from the bus and were killed.

The bus rollover then triggered another accident when another pickup truck slowed and was hit by a car. One person was taken to the hospital following this incident.

Representatives from Tierra Santa Inc have declined to comment at this time.

If someone you love died in a bus accident in Arizona or anywhere else in the United States, please contact the experienced motor vehicle accident attorneys at The Cochran Firm, with offices nationwide, today.

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