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Friday, October 1, 2010

Washington, DC Bus Crash Kills Driver, Injures Tourists

WASHINGTON, DC – Around four in the afternoon on Wednesday, September 29, a tour bus carrying sightseers ran about 45 feet off a high-traffic ramp of I-270 in the D.C. suburb of Bethesda, Maryland. Federal investigators are looking into the crash to find out the original cause of this bus accident. More than a dozen passengers were injured in the accident that killed the driver of the bus, operated by Wolf's Bus Lines Inc. of Pennsylvania.

According to Greg Shipley, a spokesman for Maryland State Police, officers believe the bus slammed through a guard rail, then smashed into a concrete barrier and careened down a hill, rolling over once. The initial cause of the crash is being investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board.

The bus accident attorneys of The Cochran Firm offer sympathy and condolences for the bus accident injury victims in this crash as well as the family of the driver who was killed in the bus accident. As always, we stand ready to defend the rights of motor vehicle accident victims. Attorneys in our firm handled a very similar case in 2006. In that case, a school bus carrying 40 students went out of control on a ramp after the driver, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected by a minor collision. The bus hit and went over a safety barrier and plummeted about 30 feet to the ground below.

Our firm served as the lead litigators in that bus accident injury lawsuit against the driver's employer, Laidlaw Transit, Inc., and negotiated a confidential settlement. The Cochran Firm was the sole firm who sued the designers and builders of the clearly inadequate safety barrier that failed to stop the bus from falling and the bus's manufacturer, IC Corp/Navistar for not including a "Seat Belt Reminder System" that could have prevented the crash.

The Cochran Firm's Washington, DC area office with licensed attorneys in Maryland stands ready to help the victims of last Wednesday's terrible bus accident. Based on our previous bus accident experience, we have the knowledge and experience in bus safety and safety barrier issues we are well positioned to provide effective representation in a bus accident injury lawsuit of this kind.

If you were injured in the Wolf's Bus Lines accident in Maryland or any other bus accident, please contact the experienced bus accident attorneys of The Cochran Firm today to find out how we can help you with your case.

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